No Major ‘Shovel Ready’ Projects in Wilton Manors

The future of the Holy Mackerel lot remains to be seen. Photo via Facebook.

High-profile projects that could reshape the look and vibe of the city remain in limbo. Wilton Manors residents and leaders want something, but they don’t want just anything. 

Every proposal that comes to the city goes through scrutiny by at least the Planning and Zoning Board and the city commission. Just getting approval to break ground can take a year or more.

Here is a look at some of the major developments that are at some stage of consideration:

  • City commissioners approved some key changes to lots on 24th Street east of the railroad tracks. The amendments are a big step in bringing the mixed-use project to life, but there are still hoops to be jumped through.
  • Developers of the parking garage and mixed-use apartment complex proposed for Shoppes of Wilton Manors/Alibi Plaza have pulled it from the agenda at multiple P&Z meetings. No further discussion is scheduled for now, though it could be added to the regular August meeting, or they could call a special meeting.
  • The proposed development on 26th Street where Holy Mackerel sits is dead for now. An unexpected issue with the title is to blame. If that issue is resolved, the lot could still be updated.
  • The vacant lot on another corner of 26th Street and 15th Avenue could be rezoned to be part of the TOC, which the code currently has, ending on the Holy Mackerel side of the intersection.


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2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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