Tim Hernandez, the developer, explains how he named
“I was trying to think of a name that’s elegant, classy and
memorable, and my wife is all those things, so I called it
The Elizabeth,” he says.
Hernandez also spearheaded Azul Luxury Residences. As
an urban planner, he tends to take on redevelopment projects
that are in vibrant, pedestrian-friendly communities.
“One of the great attributes of Azul is that you can walk to
restaurants, walk to dining and walk along the boardwalk,”
he says. “The Elizabeth, like Azul, will appeal to people who
embrace the virtues and benefits of living downtown.”
Hernandez points out that he chose a neoclassical style
for The Elizabeth because he wanted the architecture to
blend in with the surrounding buildings.
“We’re in a serious civic area with large important uses
such as the historic Cultural Center, the courthouse and
city hall, which is moving to the Wells Fargo Building,”
he explains. “We wanted our design to be respectful and
complementary to those existing and future uses.”
With the new project, Hernandez says his aim is to attract
young residents to downtown by offering more onebedroom
rentals. He also hopes to draw attorneys to lease
office space in the building with the courthouse being so
conveniently close. City officials say the redevelopment will
expand downtown from its core and create an aesthetic and
THE CREEK DISTRICT
The Creek District, also known as Downtown Stuart’s
arts and entertainment district, is south of Confusion
The Lyric Theatre is a popular concert venue in Downtown Stuart. The building
opened in 1926 as a movie house.
As shown, the city plans to extend historical
downtown by redeveloping the area near
the Martin County Courthouse.