FCI Boca Raton Luxury Project Plan Nears Completion
Dubbed Camino Square, the 350-unit community will comprise two buildings. The development is set to replace the rundown shopping center.
By IvyLee Rosario
FCI Residential, the real estate arm of Florida Crystals Corp., is in the final phases of review by the City of Boca Raton for its new luxury apartment community, set to replace the rundown Winn Dixie shopping center.
“FCI Residential’s proposed luxury apartment community, Camino Square, will deliver major improvements to the Downtown Boca Raton area as a redevelopment of an old shopping center,” Juan Porro, managing director of FCI Residential, told Multi-Housing News. “We are currently in the final phases of review by the City of Boca Raton, and I am confident the modern and luxurious Camino Square will not only benefit the tax base, but contribute to the vitality of the local community overall.”
Located north of West Camino Real and west of Dixie Highway, Camino Square will feature two mid-rise buildings comprising 350 units. The two buildings will sit between well-screened garage elements, which help reduce building mass. Each asset will be 77 feet tall, below the 100-foot height permitted under Ordinance 4035. The project will feature sidewalks, lush landscaping and green space for residents.
The plans have obtained a preliminary review by the Community Appearance Board (CAB). All CAB comments regarding the architecture and the project’s design have been incorporated into the present proposal. The redevelopment has also been reviewed by residents from neighboring areas at community meetings as well as by the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners.
“Camino Square is a modern interpretation of Addison Mizner’s architectural style,” said Beatriz Hernandez of MSA Architects, who is designing the project. “It offers distinctive features of traditional classical architecture in terms of its articulation and the flexibility and openness of its spaces. It has been designed to blend in nicely and complement the city skyline.”
Rendering courtesy of FCI Residential