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ury rental developments that get the highest rents in downtown
Miami," West says of the projects.
The Fort Lauderdale market is another strength for ZOM. The
company is developing the Las Olas Walk project, a multi-building
project near Las Olas Boulevard, a retail and restaurant hot spot.
Florida remains ZOM's primary market, but the company has
expanded to Washington, D.C.; Texas and Charlotte, N.C.; with
Hazel SouthPark, a six-story, 203-unit mid-rise, recently started
in Charlotte and in Dallas, where it plans to break ground on a
41-story high-rise in the Dallas Arts District next year. ZOM will
make another market leap in 2018 when it begins work on Union
West at the corner of Sangamon Street and Washington Boulevard
in Chicago's trendy West Loop neighborhood. The development
will include two 15-story buildings and 357 units.
These projects are located in different markets, with different climates and different local cultures, but they share a common element: accessibility. Every one of those buildings is located within walking distance of local commercial and cultural attractions.
"What we see far and away as the most important amenity in any
urban location where we go is the pedestrian proximity you have
to entertainment areas, jobs and transit," West says.
After finding the right high-value location, ZOM begins to craft
the community within the building. That process often begins with
the fitness component. "We make our fitness facility into something much broader than just fitness equipment," West explains.
ZOM tends to envision its fitness areas as wellness centers,
complete with live classes, spa treatment rooms, saunas and locker
rooms. "We have everything that you would expect to have in a
high-end gym or spa," he adds. "That's exactly what we want people to feel like they are getting membership to when they choose
to live with us."
The wellness center is just one way that ZOM caters to its residents' lifestyles. With more professionals working from home, the
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