Single-family home project OKed

The Broken Woods development project in the heart of Coral Springs has moved closer to becoming a reality.

At its meeting last week, the City Commission granted final plat approval for the Coral Lago (Broken Woods North) plat. Final site plan approval, and construction, will commence only after the County Commission gives its approval.

The developer, K Hovanian, has plans to build 186 single-family homes on zero-lot-line plots spanning 52 acres of land that was once a golf course. The homes will vary in size from 1,900 to 3,200 square feet and will be priced upward of $360,000.

“They have four different types of homes; each type has three different scenarios that can be utilized,” said Jim Hickey, the city’s assistant director of development services. “We make sure that no two homes are exactly identical next to each other or across.”

There will be two entries to the community, one on University Drive and the other on the southeast side, with a connection to NW 38th Drive. The developer will dedicate a 4.67-acre public park as part of the agreement reached with the city.

The project is part of a larger plan that involves the construction of 436 housing units. In addition to the single-family homes on the north parcel , 80 town homes and 168 three-story apartments will be built on the 39-acre south parcel. The project also includes an additional 34 acres of open space and 18 acres of water bodies.

“We want to make sure that there is some transportation improvements that go with the project,” Hickey said. “It will be done while the project is going on.”

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.

Cornerstone Plaza project: The City Commission has approved the modification of a site plan at the former Denny’s Restaurant location; the restaurant closed two years ago.

The original site plan approved by the city featured a 3,000-square-foot bank, a 3,250-square-foot restaurant, 1,750-square-foot retail space, and 1,890 square feet of open-air seating. The amended plan includes a 3,000-square-foot Chase Bank building with a drive-through facility, a 3,000-square-foot Pei Wei restaurant and a sidewalk cafe.

“This is a very important project for the future downtown and the Community Redevelopment Agency,” said Hickey. “This site should be pedestrian friendly. It should have nighttime uses. It should have connectivity.”

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