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Dec. 13, 2013

Eco-Friendly Live+Work Neighborhood in the Pipeline for Fort Lauderdale

By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor

An innovative residential project is taking shape in Fort Lauderdale’s Oakland Park area. Located at the corner of Prospect and Powerline Roads, 43 Urban Village offers an environmentally friendly, Live+Work lifestyle for future residents. As exclusive listing agent, The Henri Frank Group will connect potential home buyers and investors with this pre-construction development opportunity.

In a nutshell, Live+Work means that the ground level of each unit includes business space and this way residents can run their businesses at home, or live right above their workplace if you like. Because homes and businesses occupy the same space, everyday commutes are practically eliminated, but eco-friendly conservation efforts don’t end here. The homes will also feature extra insulation, low-e windows, programmable thermostats, CFL bulbs, low-flow faucets, low volume flush toilets and Energy Star appliances. Many rapidly renewable materials such as bamboo flooring and all natural wood cabinetry will be included. The well-insulated exteriors will also be made of durable, long lasting components. Drought-tolerant plants and native shade tree species, as well as rain sensor sprinkler systems and pervious surfaces make the outdoor spaces more environmentally conscious.

Overall, the development will use less electricity, gas, and water while staying cooler in the summer and warmer in the cold months thanks to the energy efficient building design. With public transportation, shopping, and other services also close at hand, the community represents an alternative to suburban sprawl by reducing reliance on cars. Prices for the homes start at $274,999.

Rendering courtesy of IDI Urban Developers

 

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