Redevelopment Begins for the New ‘Market on University’


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Plantation, Florida – OCTOBER 1, 2019 — EDENS, the owner of Market on University, located at 1041 S. University Drive, unveiled its architectural and exterior design vision for the future Plantation shopping center. The design concepts are revealed as demolition plans for the building at the northeastern corner of the shopping center commence.

“Today marks a new phase in the redevelopment of the center. We’re delighted to share our vision with the community and our partners,” said Nicole Shiman, Vice President, Investments, EDENS. “The foundation of our company is based on forming bonds with the communities we serve. We are deeply thankful for the overwhelming support and partnership we have received from the Plantation community,” added Nicole Shiman. “Through our commitment to rebuild, it is our privilege to be able to bring a contemporary design to Market on University. We look forward to inviting our community and business partners back.”

Demolition of the shopping center’s northeastern building is scheduled to begin immediately and is expected to take two to three weeks. EDENS and the City are also taking measures to minimize any impact on businesses at the shopping center that are operational, as well as the surrounding roads.

“The City of Plantation is excited to continue to partner with EDENS to bring the new Market on University back to the community and its many loyal patrons and business owners,” said Lynn Stoner, Mayor, City of Plantation.

While planning and permitting for the reconstruction and repair of the damaged buildings is still underway, the shopping center’s owner has provided a glimpse into the design direction that visitors will experience following the reconstruction.

“The redevelopment progress at Market on University has our team confident that we will be back in business soon,” said Oscar de Armas, President and CEO, Zona Fresca. “We are excited to see what the future holds for Market on University shopping center and are eager to start serving our customers in Plantation again.”

The released architectural concept renderings depict thoughtful design elements that are highlighted through upgraded storefronts and signage, a smart balance of indoor and outdoor gathering space, upgraded energy-efficient ambient lighting, a contemporary material palette, communal lounge and dining furnishings, locally-inspired art and improved sustainable landscaping to welcome the community to gather. To learn more about the redevelopment project at Market on University, visit:

About Market on University
Located in Plantation, Florida, in the heart of a dominant regional corridor, Market on University provides space to a diverse mix of local and national retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. The shopping center is owned and managed by EDENS, a shopping center developer, owner and operator, with regional offices in Fort Lauderdale.

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