Lennar wins rezoning of 40-home enclave in Plantation
Lennar won a rezoning to build Enclave at Plantation with 40 single-family homes, after abandoning his original plan to develop 111 townhouses on the 13-acre site.
Plantation City Council last week approved a rezoning that allows Lennar to build Enclave at Plantation on the southeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Hiatus Road.
The Miami-based homebuilder has a contract to purchase the development site at 100 South Hiatus Road from the Broward County School Board, which has owned the land since 1997.
The city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to rezone the site from “community facilities district” (CF-P) to “planned residential district” (PRD-3.4Q). At a meeting on June 22, council changed the land use designation of the site from “Mobile Park” to “Irregular (3.4 Residential)”.
In February last year, the Plantation Planning and Zoning Board recommended that City Council reject Lennar’s plan to build Enclave at Plantation as a cluster of 111 townhouses.
Lennar changed his plan, proposing 43 single-family homes instead, then reduced the number to 40 to provide more open space in the development. With 43 homes, Enclave at Plantation had 2.9 acres of open space, and the city needed 3.9 acres.
“There was a problem with the open space, so Lennar said we were going to remove three houses, and that problem goes away,” John Voight, a lawyer for Lennar, told city council members Wednesday night.
The one-story and two-story homes Lennar plans for Enclave at Plantation will have three to five bedrooms and two- or three-car garages. They will range in size from 2,611 square feet to 4,558 square feet, according to a memo from city staff. The houses will have a contemporary architectural style with gray, beige and white stucco finishes.
The largest of the seven Enclave at Plantation models will have an optional “nextgen” floor plan. This floor plan replaces a fifth bedroom and garage space for a third vehicle with a studio-like unit, with one bedroom, kitchenette, living room, and separate exterior entrance.
As Lennar focuses on the single-family home market in Plantation, the city’s commercial properties are also gaining attention.
Online pet retailer Chewy has moved its national headquarters to Plantation, leasing 221,597 square feet in Plantation Pointe. The Chewy deal was the largest office lease in South Florida in 2021, according to a report by The real deal.
Among investors in Plantation multifamily properties, real estate firm GID paid $72.2 million in April for Windsor 335, a newly built apartment complex at 335 North State Road 7 with 248 units. The price is equivalent to $293,000 per apartment.
MMG Equity Partners acquired two Plantation shopping centers last year. Pinecrest-based MMG paid $17 million for one on South University Drive and $12 million for another on North University Drive.