Broward County To Consider Three Big Projects, Including 1,760 New Homes

The Broward County Commission will consider three major development proposals, including a density increase for a neighborhood in Deerfield Beach.

All three items went before the commission on Nov. 29.

Local Activity Center Proposed For City Of Deerfield Beach

The city of Deerfield Beach wants to create a “local activity center” covering 119.7 acres on the east side of Dixie Highway/FEC Railroad from the Palm Beach County line down to Southeast 5th Court. This would include a stretch of Hillsboro Boulevard from the railway to Southeast 4th Avenue. The “Old Downtown Deerfield Beach” area has multiple property owners. It would be renamed Pioneer Groves.

Currently, the area has 42.7 acres zoned industrial, 25.5 acres zoned commercial, 27.3 acres zoned residential, 14.2 acres of recreational open space and 10 acres of community facilities (city hall). The LAC designation would allow a total of 2,150 multi-family units, 215,000 square feet of commercial and 169,000 square feet of community facilities. The amount of recreational and open space would remain. Existing industrial buildings would be permitted to stay in their current use.

According to the county memo, since there are currently 390 homes in the area, it’s expected that the LAC would result in the development of an additional 1,760 homes there. Community facility use could increase by 69,000 square feet, however, commercial space could decrease by 40,000 square feet.

“The city anticipates that catalysts for redevelopment in the south neighborhood include the community’s desire for increased local retail and more housing choices within a walkable neighborhood that has close access to the beach and Interstate 95,” Deerfield Beach officials wrote in a memo to the county. “The proposed density and intensity of land uses support neighborhood redevelopment to create a walkable town center with no loss of recreation and open space acres.”

The city noted that if the Tri-Rail Coastal Link passenger service is created on the FED Railway, a stop would likely go in the new LACBoca Raton officials submitted a letter to Broward County with concerns about the traffic impact of the new LAC.

Manufacturer Proposes Expansion In Pompano Beach

Edwin B Stimpson Co. wants to more than double the size of its manufacturing plant in Pompano Beach. The company currently makes hardware such as grommets, washers, hole plugs, ring snaps, and eyelets at its 284,824-square-foot warehouse at 1515 S.W. 13th Court. It wants to build an additional 315,176 square feet of industrial on the 28.5-acre site. Its original building was constructed in 1963. Keith and Associates represents the company in the application.

Townhouses Slated For Davie

Griffin BC Land LLC, an affiliate of Hollywood-based MG3 Developer Group, wants to build 180 townhouses in Davie. The Trotter’s Chase project would go on 19.7 acres at 5800 Griffin Road and 4621 S.W. 58th Ave. An additional 10.4 acres there would be left as open space. The developer purchased the property for $5.7 million in 2012. It originally sought approval for 143 homes, but the new plans call for 180. Law firm Greenspoon Marder represents Griffin BC Land in the application.

 

Source: SFBJ

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