Date(s) - October 19, 2023
7:30am to 9:00am
> Fort Lauderdale restaurateurs Aiton “AJ” Yaari and Lior Avidor want to develop a mixed-use project on a 5-acre oceanfront site in Fort Lauderdale; to be called “Las Olas Ocean”.
They plan a condominium, hotel, retail and restaurants on their assemblage spanning nearly two full blocks from Poinsettia Street south to East Las Olas Boulevard, and from A1A east to the beach. Project details are yet to be hammered out, including building heights and the number of condos and hotel keys. The pair have hired Kobi Karp to design the project. Yaari and Avidor say they want to bring Fort Lauderdale’s beachfront back to its heyday.
> Courtney Callahan Crush, Land Use Attorney with extensive experience serving developers, property owners, and lenders throughout South Florida in land use planning; zoning due diligence; community outreach, platting; rezoning; site plan approvals; development agreements; and local ordinance compliance.
> Bill Brown, President of the Central Beach Alliance. Bill has witnessed a remarkable metamorphosis of Fort Lauderdale’s beachfront, evolving from a boisterous spring break destination into a thriving international tourist hotspot. Bill, with a deep understanding of the necessity for harmonious coexistence between developers and residents, champions the cause of smart growth, ensuring that this breathtaking coastal paradise remains a sustainable, welcoming haven for all.