By Bryan Boggiano
Officials with Coral Springs’ Development Review Committee met with project managers from Dunay, Miskel, and Backman, LLP. to discuss Cornerstone’s plans and to provide feedback.
The November 14 meeting focused mainly on the north block since the south block plans are largely finalized.
According to the latest plans, the north block plans call for 361 residential units, 24,200 square feet of commercial space, a 1,606-square-foot roof terrace, 242,151 square feet for a parking garage, and 250,566 feet for a common area.
Developers are also in talks with multiple vendors for opening locations at Cornerstone, including J. Alexander’s, Yardhouse, and P.F. Chang’s.
Most of the development review committee comments focused on Cornerstone’s site plans, transportation issues, landscaping, signage, lighting, and security issues.
Planning Manager Jenna Lane’s first points discussed the plans for five residential units on the ground floor. She wants developers to abandon that plan.
Her comments also called for developers to provide specific information on special exceptions, the number of parking spaces, the amount of electric vehicle charging stations, and a letter from Waste Pro showing site accommodations are satisfactory.
On transportation, Lane stated developers need to explain incorporating improvements to the southbound turn lane on Sample Road and University Drive, sidewalks on both roads and revise traffic studies to accommodate for updates to residential properties.
Lane added that Cornerstone developers must fulfill the public art ordinance by paying into the Public Art Trust Fund or placing public art from an approved artist that will be displayed on site.
City Forester Casey Lee said landscape plant materials for the north block must match the size of the south block plans when the developers purchase them.
Zoning Manager Elizabeth Chang said on signs and lighting that a master sign program would be submitted during the permitting process. The developer must also provide an updated, certified lighting plan.
On security, Lt. Joe McHugh said developers might request a police walk-through to ensure sufficient crime prevention plans. Developers must also confirm if the real-time crime center can view the exterior security cameras’ feed.
The city commission will host a joint meeting with the community redevelopment agency to discuss the site plan further and provide updates on Monday, November 28, at 5:30 p.m.
- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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