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Dorsey Riverbend, "A Front Porch Community"
This area has been designated by the Governor of the State of Florida as a “Front Porch Community.” The City’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the CRA, as well as private sector builders, acquired and are developing 35-50 new single-family homes. Supporting activities include area entryway and street improvements.
Model Row Nears Completion
Model Home Row, located in the Dorsey Riverbend neighborhood, is near completion. The project was initiated in 2002 by the CRA in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale Office of Housing and Community Development. Together they purchased sixteen lots in and around Walker Elementary, creating a focal point that showcased the potential for infill development.
The chosen developers for this project include MoHomes and DeAngelo Development both of whom have ties to the community, either living or working in the community for a number of years.
The project provides quality, attractive housing options on land that was once underutilized. Homes are designed to be competitive with the designs and comforts offered in other new homes in other parts of Broward County. Some of the amenities/features of the homes include front porches, interior knock-down finish, tile roofs, and a stamped or solid concrete driveway.
Both HUD and CRA TIF funds were used to purchase the lots. Those properties purchased with HUD grant funds carry both restrictions for both home cost and homebuyer income eligibility. The City’s Office of Housing and Community Development will work with individuals interested in purchasing one of the homes who meet the income eligibility requirements.
Additional lots are available and can be purchased directly through one of the developers. For more information, please contact the CRA Office.