Construction On Downtown Boca ALINA Residences Underway


Staff report

Construction on phase one of luxury residential project ALINA is underway.

City officials joined representatives from El-Ad National Properties, an Elad Group company, as the first shovels dug into the dirt.

“We are excited to be breaking ground on ALINA. This construction milestone takes us one step closer to bringing this spectacular property to life,” said Noam Ziv, Executive Director of Development at El-Ad National Properties. “ALINA will set a new standard through its blend of wellness-focused amenities, its ideal location and its artfully inspired architecture and design.”

Phase one features 121 residences designed by architectural firm Garcia Stromberg/GS4 Studios. The first residents are slated to move in at the end of 2020.

Units range in price from under $1 million to over $6 million. These homes will offer one to four bedrooms, ranging from approximately 1,400 to over 4,800 square feet. Sales launched earlier this year.

ALINA will replace the current Mizner on the Green project, which is located in downtown Boca. Units will have golf course and city views close to Mizner Park and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

All units will have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to expansive terraces. They are open-concept layouts. Kitchens come finished with Miele appliances, a cascading island, wine refrigerator and sculptured hood.

The spa-inspired master bathrooms have rain showers, seamless glass enclosures, a freestanding soaking tub, dual vanities and designer fixtures.

Residents will be able to enjoy on-site amenities including a club room, fitness center with yoga studio, spa facilities for men and women with a dry sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Outdoor amenities including cabanas, fire pits, outdoor kitchen and dog park fill an acre of green space.

Art will be incorporated into the project thanks to a partnership with the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

The museum will provide rotating sculptural exhibits to ALINA. The first of the exhibits is an outdoor sculpture by artist Larry Mohr that will be on loan and placed at the project’s newly opened Sales and Model Gallery located at 300 Southeast Mizner Boulevard.

Crafted in 1984, the 91 x 78 x 58 piece titled cXc XXII, is a large abstract work constructed of cut aluminum I-beams. According to Mohr, the sculpture is an “interpretation of Matisse’s outspreading centrifugal effect in paintings of dancers.”

“We are always happy to bring works of art into our community,” said Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. “Our partnership with ALINA Residences underscores our mutual commitment to our City’s Art in Public Places initiatives and heralds an exciting new chapter for downtown, creating a park-like setting along Mizner Boulevard that links ALINA Residences to the Museum in Mizner Park.”

The buildings’ architect Peter Stromberg will also create art pieces throughout the construction process. His finished works will be featured in the completed building.

“Including art throughout the ALINA Residences has been one of our goals since the conception of the project,” Ziv said. “Boca has such a strong art scene that is continuing to flourish, and we are happy to have ALINA be a part of that growth.”

Moss Construction is managing the building’s construction and Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing team for the development. Representatives from both companies attended the groundbreaking.

Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber attended and said the company is thrilled to work with Elad in Florida. Douglas Elliman has worked with the developer on several New York projects.

“It’s going to be a tremendous success,” Lorber said.

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