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RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Swerdlow Group has successfully undertaken numerous large scale, complex residential projects around the country. The Company has experience in all aspects of acquisition, land use and zoning, environmental permitting, land development, commercial and residential building construction, sales, leasing, management and finance.

 
 
Size (sq. ft.)
Year Built
or Renovated
Property
Type
 
  Biscayne Landing
North Miami, FL
190 Acres
Commenced in 2004
Residential
 
  Marina Grande on the halifax
Holly Hill, FL
1000 Units
2005
Residential
 
  Marina Grande Riviera Beach
Riviera Beach, FL
350 Units
2006
Residential
 
  West Lake
Hollywood, FL
770 Units
1993-96
Residential
 
  Trilogy
Miramar, FL
489 Units
1992-93
Residential
 
  Park Terrace
Hollywood, FL
284 Rental Units
1990
Residential
 
  Park Colony
Hollywood, FL
316 Rental Units
1988
Residential
 
  Maple Ridge
Hollywood, FL
375 Single Family Units
1999
Residential
 
  Pinehurst Club
Hollywood, FL
196 Rental Units
2000
Residential
 
  Renaissance on the Beach
Hollywood, FL
208 Units
2000
Residential
 
  Spring Valley
Pembroke Pines, FL
1800 Single Family Units
2000
Residential
 
  Windsor
Hollywood, FL
388 Rental Units
1999
Residential
 

BISCAYNE LANDING
North Miami, FL
Biscayne Landing is a $1 billion mixed-used residential community that was being developed in joint venture with Boca Developers of Deerfield Beach, Florida. The project broke ground in January 2003 and is one of the most significant urban redevelopment projects in South Florida's history.

Situated on 190-acres in the heart of North Miami, Biscayne Landing is master planned around a town center and consist of approximately 5,000 condominium apartments. Amenities will include multiple club houses, pools and tennis courts along with a 35-acre park featuring jogging trails, picnic areas, a children's playground and more. The 100,000 square foot town center will feature restaurants and retail stores. A five-acre hotel and conference center will be for local and City use and for joint programs with neighboring Florida International University. A local charter school will also be developed adjacent to the Project.

Biscayne Landing stretches from 137th Street to 151st Street along Biscayne Bay and is a public/private venture in cooperation with the City of North Miami.

Swerdlow Group was the successful bidder in the City of North Miami RFP for development of the site and plans to commence construction in January 2003 following the completion of a long-term lease with the City. The project will be on the largest piece of undeveloped land east of I-95 in Miami- Dade and Broward counties and will be one of the most significant urban redevelopment projects in South Florida's history.

Marina Grande Halifax River
Holly Hill, FL

http://setpointpartners.com/images/bluetide3.jpgMarina Grande Halifax River is located on Riverside Drive, is a planned 23-story and 25-story luxury condominium community overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Swerdlow Boca Developers will build approximately 1,000 units ranging in size from 1,560 to 2,400 square feet. The community will feature a 24-hour manned guardhouse, a heated swimming pool and spa, barbeque/bar in a garden setting, sunrise terrace with shaded pavilion, controlled access parking, social activity room with full kitchen facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

 


 

 

Marina Grande Riviera Beach
Riviera Beach, FL
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Marina Grande Riviera Beach is a two building luxury condominium development overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. This 350 unit project is the first major development to take place on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Riviera Beach in many years and will serve as a catalyst for continued redevelopment in the City. Property features include a 24-hour manned guardhouse, heated swimming pool and spa, barbeque area in a garden setting, sunrise terrace with shaded pavilion, controlled access parking garage, social activity room with full kitchen facilities and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

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OAKRIDGE
Hollywood, FL
Oakridge is a 153-acre, 477-unit high-density single-family residential development located on the former Oakridge Golf Course. The site is located approximately 1 mile west of I-95 and is bounded on the north by Griffin Road, on the west and south by Florida Power and Light high-power transmission lines, and on the east by an existing residential neighborhood.

Swerdlow Group successfully completed a local Land Use Plan Amendment with the Florida Department of Community Affairs, Broward County and the City of Hollywood following its annexation into Hollywood from unincorporated Broward County. The County and City Comprehensive Land Use Plans had to be modified accordingly. The Land Use Plan Amendment was successfully defended against an appeal by local community groups.

Unique development characteristics include converting an existing golf course drainage system to serve a residential development. The site now directs its drainage outfall to the Dania Cutoff Canal north of Griffin Road. Approvals to route drainage outfall to the Dania Cutoff Canal were obtained from the US Army Corps of Engineers, State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the South Florida Water Management District, the Broward County Department of Environmental Protection, and the City of Hollywood. The Oakridge development also included the preservation and incorporation of a 6-acre archeological site within the site's 40 acres of open area and passive parks.

Swerdlow Group acquired the property from a Chicago based REIT that had failed on more than one occasion to effect a change in the Land Use Plan and Zoning. Swerdlow Group's reputation in the community and its willingness to address local concerns enabled it to succeed where others had failed.

Construction and sale of the homes were ventured with Westbrooke Communities, a respected South Florida homebuilder. The project was completed and the homes sold-out well ahead of the original budget and schedule. Home purchasers had a selection of models to choose from that ranged in base price from $140,000 to $250,000. The redevelopment of the long neglected Oakridge Golf Course initiated a host of other new construction in the area that has since improved the character of the Griffin Road corridor in the City of Hollywood.

WEST LAKE VILLAGE
Hollywood, FL
West Lake Village is a 95-acre, 770-unit high-density single-family residential development located within ¼ mile of the Intercoastal Waterway. It is bounded on the north, east and west by Broward County's West Lake Park which contains the largest mangrove preserve in Southeast Florida.

Approvals by state, county and local agencies were required to construct numerous environmentally sensitive components of the development. These agencies include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Florida Department of Transportation, South Florida Water Management District, Broward County Department of Natural Resource Protection, Broward County Parks and Recreation, and the City of Hollywood.

Mangroves overlain by several feet of bay-bottom silt characterized the pre-existing soils. Soil compaction and stabilization was achieved by statically preloading the entire site with imported fill placed to a height of 20 feet above mean sea level.

Foremost among the environmentally sensitive components of the development was the DEP Class III closure and conversion of a 30-acre City of Hollywood Yard Clippings Landfill into an active recreation area containing open ball fields, tennis courts, a clubhouse and a pool.

Additional unique components include an 80-foot wide entrance roadway through state and county wetlands, relocation and remediation of tidal canals, several bridge structures spanning mangrove preserves, creation of a 20-acre mangrove forest and the protection of the City of Hollywood Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant's 60-inch ocean outfall main crossing the property. Also, the draining system is comprised of a series of swales, culverts, lakes, dry wells and control structures designed and constructed to operate adjacent to and within the tidal wetlands environment.

In 1992 and 1993, the conventional wisdom was that the single family, for-sale housing market had moved to the western part of Broward County and there was no demand for such housing in eastern Broward.

Despite comments to the contrary by many critics, the project was designed to provide a secure, amenitised, urban, for-sale, single family environment in an east Hollywood location adjacent to West Lake Park and near the beach. The plan included three basic housing types with base prices ranging from $125,000 to $250,000. The home construction was ventured with Westbrooke Communities, who proceeded to build and sell homes at an average rate of over 15 units per month. The result was a resoundingly successful project that achieved all its financial goals and contributed significantly to the revival of east Hollywood and its downtown areas.

TRILOGY
Miramar, FL
Trilogy is a 163-acre, 468-unit single-family residential development located at the southwest corner of the Pembroke Road and Flamingo Road intersection. Trilogy was a fast-paced project having opened for sales immediately prior to Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Development was completed in less than two years in order to keep pace with sales.

The project included extensive site clearing and earthwork operations consisting of over 6 million cubic yards of material. At the time, the City of Miramar did not have water and sewer facilities to serve this development. Interagency agreements were negotiated to construct a water main interconnect to the City of Pembroke Pines water distribution system and over 5-miles of off-site water main extensions to deliver potable water to the site. Additionally, on-site facilities were constructed to accommodate a future City of Miramar raw water wellfield and adjacent water treatment plant.

Prior to the start of development the property was concluded to contain wetlands. Although the majority of the 50-acres of wetlands mitigation occurred on-site, a 20-acre off-site mitigation project was included in the environmental approvals required by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the South Florida Water Management District, and the Broward County Department of Natural Resource Protection.

PARK TERRACE
Hollywood, FL
Park Terrace is a 272-unit rental residential development located at South Park Road and Luna Drive in Hollywood, Florida.

Floor plans consist of one, two and three bedroom apartments utilizing four floor plans in four building types. Average apartment size is 870 square feet. Pool area and recreational amenities are provided. The development was completed in 1990.

PARK COLONY
Hollywood, FL
Park Colony is a 315-unit rental residential development located at South Park Road between Luna Drive and Washington Street in Hollywood, Florida. Floor plans consist of one, two and three bedroom apartments utilizing five floor plans in four building types. Average apartment size is 830 square feet. Pool area and recreational amenities are provided. The development was completed in 1988.

MAPLE RIDGE
Hollywood, FL
Maple Ridge is a residential community with 375 single-family units in Hollywood, FL.

PINEHURST CLUB
Hollywood, FL
Pinehurst Club is a residential community with 196 rental units in Hollywood, FL.

RENAISSANCE ON THE BEACH
Hollywood, FL
Renaissance on the Ocean is a residential community with 208 units in Hollywood Beach, FL.

SPRING VALLEY
Pembroke Pines, FL
Spring Valley is a residential community with 1,800 single-family units in Pembroke Pines, FL.

WINDSOR
Hollywood, FL
Windsor is a residential community with 388 rental units in Hollywood, FL.