Developer Ron SheldonÂ of Boca Raton-based PreDevCo expects to close next month on the acquisition of a seven-acre site on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Sheldon would build a $168 million cluster of developments there, including a 450-unit apartment building and a 150-room hotel with its own parking garage. He also plans to build retail spaces for a grocery store and a half dozen bars and restaurants. Coral Springs Financial Plaza, aÂ 10-story office building on the southwest corner of the intersection, would be razed.
Sheldonâ€™s development would be part of the city governmentâ€™s vision ofÂ a new downtown districtÂ in Coral Springs at University Drive and Sample Road.
Coral Springs, which is preparing to open a new City Hall on the southwest corner of the intersection of University Drive and Sample Road, wants to sell the current City Hall location on the northwest corner to a developer. The city also may acquire a nearby shopping plaza for redevelopment.
[Sun-Sentinel]Â â€“ Mike Seemuth
Coral Springs Financial Plaza at University Drive and Sample Road (Credit: Sun-Sentinel)