West Palm Beach Approves Plans for Downtown Luxury Condo

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. 2019 – Today the West Palm Beach City Commission approved the plans for Forté, a 42-residence waterfront condominium from Two Roads Development and Alpha Blue Ventures in downtown West Palm Beach. Construction on the luxury project, located at 1309 South Flagler Drive, is expected to begin in 2019.

Designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Forté will be a sleek, 24-story boutique tower with only two units on each residential floor, providing unmatched views of both the Intracoastal Waterway and Palm Beach. The development also includes a two-story top-floor penthouse, the first in West Palm Beach to offer a private rooftop infinity pool.

“Inspiration for the development’s distinctive design reflects Palm Beach’s signature luxury lifestyle and yachting culture,” said Marius Fortelni, founder of Alpha Blue Ventures.

The elliptical-shaped tower meets with two points, resembling the bows of two sea-bound ships. The curved, aerodynamic design connotates traditional naval architecture, dramatically shaped to minimize wind resistance. Spacious terraces follow the building’s sleek elliptical shape, emulating the deck of a yacht.

“Forté harnesses the unrivaled potential of downtown West Palm Beach. This addition will undoubtedly enhance the city’s landscape and will provide potential buyers a tremendous opportunity to live life on the waterfront in this desirable neighborhood,” said Taylor Collins, managing partner at Two Roads Development.

“It is also important to us that we leverage local talent to support the economy before, during and after the construction of this project,” said Collins. “To that end, we are working closely with City Commissioner Keith James and other city officials to establish programs that ensure job opportunities for minority employees in all aspects of construction and development.”

Developed by Two Roads Development and Alpha Blue Ventures, Forté offers dozens of floor plan options, allowing buyers to design a residence to fit a variety of styles and preferences. With single units averaging 4,200 square feet with large, wraparound balconies, buyers have the added option to combine two units into an expansive full-floor residence.

Additional plans for the amenity-rich project include an exterior sculpture garden and art walk, library, wine storage, grand lobby and great room, designer-landscaped pool, his and hers spas, two dedicated house cars for resident use, a theatre room and a fitness center. Forté will additionally offer two guest suites available for residents to reserve for their visitors.

Editor’s note: For high-resolution renderings of Forté, visit: https://bit.ly/2ER9KqR.

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Founded by James Harpel, Reid Boren and Taylor Collins in 2012, Two Roads Development is a leader in the development, construction and management of successful and innovative retail, office, residential and mixed-use communities. Based in West Palm Beach, Fla., Two Roads Development’s executive team has more than 100 years of combined experience and a growing project portfolio spanning both Florida and New York. By consistently delivering properties with high-quality locations, architecture, amenities and services, Two Roads Development has set the industry standard in luxury housing and development.


Alpha Blue Ventures is a joint venture between founder Marius Fortelni and managing partner Scott Maslin. The company specializes in the acquisition, development and management of unique high-quality real estate projects throughout New York and Southeast Florida. Prior to Alpha Blue Ventures, Fortelni spent more than 20 years building and operating a large multinational cement distribution and development company in Africa and Saudi Arabia and has developed several residential projects throughout the New York metropolitan area. Maslin is the founding member of Woodglen Investments, a New York-based real estate investment company that manages a diversified portfolio of real estate assets concentrated in New York and Florida.


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