Icon Las Olas, a high-rise condominium project that has been 15 years in the making, has finally cleared its last legal hurdle to begin construction, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Related Group will start construction as early as December and expected to be completed by early 2017.
The 45-story building was first proposed in 1999, but was opposed for years by the neighboring Stranahan House museum over concerns that the building would cast a constant shadow over the historic home. The case was dismissed in 2011, however the project was again delayed due to market conditions.
Related Group currently has two other projects in the pipeline in Broward County: Auberge, the first new truly-oceanfront condominium in Fort Lauderdale in over a decade.