Construction will begin on the Broken Woods Golf Club development by the end of the year, two years after the city officially approved the conversion of the former golf course into a residential development.
Coral Springs city officials approved an amendment to the original agreement with the owner, Sample Road Investments LLC, that provides the property owner more time to make roadway improvements at two intersections and build a public park within the development. The project includes 186 single-family homes, 168 multi-family units, 80 townhomes and a 4.67-acre public park.
The property owner has received final site-plan approval on all portions of the proposed development. While Sample Road Investments will retain ownership of Reserve, the south parcel where the multi-family units and the townhomes will be constructed, it will sell the north parcel to K. Hovnanian Homes; the company will then construct the Coral Lago portion of the project, one that comprises single-family homes.
According to the original agreement, the owner had to dedicate the park to the city before the first building permit is issued. The revised agreement gives the developer more time, until Coral Lago receives up to 25 certificates of occupancy and 50 building permits, and four multi-family residential buildings are built at Reserve, to dedicate the park.
“The owner is going to develop the park and dedicate to the city,” said Jim Hickey, assistant director of development services. “They will develop it as the same time as they develop the property. They can start the process, gets things rolling and then do the improvements.”
The property owner had promised to make roadway improvements at two intersections — the intersection of Sample Road and Northwest 85th Avenue and the intersection of University Drive and Cardinal Road — before construction of the single-family homes starts.
The road improvements will now be completed only after some of the single-family homes are built.
The project will be developed in phases, with the single-family homes expected to be built first. While the single-family homes will be built on the north side of the property, the townhomes will be built on the west side of the south parcel, and the multi-family homes on the east side. The property owner, which has received final site-plan approval on all portions of the proposed development, has submitted building permits for the multi-family homes, while K. Hovnanian Homes has done the same for the five model single-family homes.
The Broken Woods Country Club, which was the first golf course to open in the city, opened in 1968 and operated until June 2003. The original plans for the development, which included building about 800 housing units and 60,000 square feet of commercial development, was rejected by the city.
Commissioner Joy Carter was happy that the city had placed conditions that hold the developers accountable. She also wanted to know the average lot size of the single-family homes. The average lot size is 45 feet by 100 feet; the smallest unit will be 1,900 square feet and the biggest 3,200 square feet, Hickey said.
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