According to Coconut Creek officials, plans to build a warehouse complex in the city’s south part are in the “best interest of the city.”
City commissioners are expected next week to take the first set of votes on whether to permit developers to build a 385,000-square-foot light industry complex on vacant land on the northwest corner where Atlantic Boulevard and Lyons Road connect.
Those plans have already been approved by two city panels and will now advance to the commission for final decision.
The commission will need to rezone the land and approve the building plans before the 36-acre property — owned by Coolidge Inc. – can be developed into three buildings. The property was approved in 2008 for a 340,000-square-foot Lowes Home Improvement and Kohl’s plaza, but was never constructed.
Some nearby residents have spoken out and sent letters to city officials urging them not to move forward with the building plans out of concern for traffic, noise and other issues. Developers — and some real estate brokers — have said the complex would meet demand for new industrial buildings to support “service-oriented uses and distribution of goods” in Broward County.
The Cocomar Business Logistics Park, as the complex would be called, would be designed for local and national businesses looking for “Class A logistics space,” according to plans.
The project is expected to create more than 3,200 jobs and generate more than $1.3 million in impact fees for Coconut Creek and Broward County, according to plans.
The buildings would range in space from 61,055-square-feet to 167,350-square-feet. The site would include 314 parking spaces, a preserve, and relocation of more than 80 trees and two palms, as well as landscaping buffering with nearby homes, according to plans.
According to city documents, the city finds the complex’s site plans are “in the best interest of the city” and consistent with land regulations.
City commissioners are schedule to vote on the property’s rezoning and site plans on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at Coconut Creek Government Center, 4800 West Copans Road.