Housing officials say new development near Wilton Manors is ready to meet some of the demand of Broward County’s affordable housing needs.
Manors at Middle River, 1714 N. Dixie Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale, located 0.2 miles south of Wilton Manors, is a new 12-unit Key West-style townhouse development built to offer affordable housing options. The name is a nod to Wilton Manors because of the close proximity to the city. The Middle River part of the name stems from the fact that the development is in the Middle River Terrace neighborhood.
The available options are a 1,200 sq. ft. two-bedroom, two and one-half bath with a one-car garage and additional parking space for $1,750 per month, and a 1,500 sq. ft. three-bedroom, two and one-half bath with a one-car garage and additional parking space for $2,100 per month.
“There is a tremendous demand for affordable housing in South Florida and we are extremely proud to introduce the Manors at Middle River,” wrote Ann Deibert, assistant secretary of Building Better Communities, in a press release. Building Better Communities is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Broward County Housing Authority. “This community was tailored to support the needs of the Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors workforce. It delivers quality, convenience and rents that are attainable while respecting the aesthetic standards of the Middle River neighborhood,” Deibert said.
The development is described as “luxurious and modern” with bike racks, a gazebo and BBQ grill. Each townhouse will feature a fully-equipped kitchen, energy-saving appliances, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, ceiling fans, ceramic floor tiles, laundry room with washer and dryer, hurricane-impact windows and doors, window treatments, a covered patio, landscaping, and is cable-ready.