Condo tower will bring flash and curves to Pompano’s beach

Condo tower will bring flash and curves to Pompano’s beach

Even critics agree a new condo tower planned for Pompano Beach is a head turner.


POMPANO BEACH — A curvy head turner of a condo tower will rise 10 stories and 105 feet, adding a little Miami spice to the Pompano Beach skyline between A1A and Briny Avenue.

City commissioners on Tuesday approved a Canadian developer’s request to build 40 condos on a 1.3-acre parcel south of Atlantic Boulevard. The ground floor would have a few spots reserved for shops and possibly a restaurant.

The project, named Briny Residences, has some neighbors eager to see the new tower open and others griping about more traffic from another 40 or so cars on the nearby roads. But even those critics admit to liking the look of the new tower.

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“Everybody is trying to differentiate their projects now,” McCabe said. “We’ve seen a lot of world-class architects putting in harder to build projects because they want to be eye-catching and differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack. I think we’re going to see more of it.”

The new towers will stand in sharp contrast to their older neighbors.

“Most of the Old Florida square rectangular buildings kind of look like prisons,” McCabe said. “That’s when simple construction ruled the day. When they’re done [with construction], we’re going to have these spectacular buildings and it’s going to keep differentiating South Florida from the rest of the world.”