New Downtown Development Proposed On Sample Road, University Drive Intersection

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Conceptual image of the proposed development’s façade at the northeast corner of Sample Road and University Drive {City of Coral Springs}

By Bryan Boggiano

An additional mixed-use development project could be coming to downtown Coral Springs.

The city received a proposal from Greenspoon Marder about developing a mixed-use project on the northeast corner of University Drive and Sample Road in the former Publix Plaza.

The proposed property calls for approximately 380 residential units and about 10,000 square feet of commercial space, according to Lynne Martzall, director of communications and marketing.

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There is no set timeline for construction or completion, but there are multiple steps that the proposal would have to undergo before any groundbreaking.

Publix still owns the land on the intersection, which is valued at $4,597,980, according to the Broward County Property Appraiser.

The community redevelopment agency, development review committee, and city commission would have to review specific development plans once they receive the proposals.

Any proposed development project would also need traffic and engineering study reviews.

If the city approves the downtown mixed-use project, it will join Cornerstone Plaza and City Village at the intersection of Sample and University.

At a March meeting, officials discussed adding more residential space to Cornerstone and reducing office space with the city commission.

In January, the commission approved a purchase and sale agreement with Amera Corp. to develop City Village, which would include a grocery store, retail, and residential space.

According to Martzall, the city and the community redevelopment agency have been working since the 1990s to develop Downtown Coral Springs. She said that moving city hall and adding a parking garage made developers interested in developing mixed-use projects.

Martzall said that the residential components could help alleviate any housing deficit.

She also stated that although the city strongly supports commercial and retail uses downtown to create a place for gathering, the city must evaluate and approve anything before construction starts.

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New Downtown Development Proposed On Sample Road, University Drive Intersection

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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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