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The city government of Dania Beach started soliciting proposals from developers to build a new city hall and a commercial complex.

Dania Beach city hall project site (PHOTO CREDIT: Colliers International | Sun-Sentinel)

The development would unfold at 100 West Dania Beach Boulevard, a 6.42-acre site where the existing city hall is located. May 30 is the deadline for developers to submit proposals to redevelop the site, which has been appraised at $12.31 million. The city wants a developer to clear the site by demolishing the existing 29,000-square-foot city hall and relocating a fire station and two historic buildings to other locations in the city.

Dania Beach formally issued a request for proposals on March 15, three days after city commissioners approved the planned project. According to the city’s request for proposals, the 6.42-acre site is big enough for about 1.4 million square feet of new building space and more than 950 residential units.

Existing parking capacity at the Dania Beach site could be expanded from 440 spaces to 660 spaces by adding two floors, according to Colliers International South Florida, which is advising the city government on the project.

“A 1.25-acre site next to the existing city hall property is privately owned and has a $3.5 million asking price,” Bradley Arendt, a broker with Colliers, told the Sun-Sentinel. “So a developer who acquired the privately-owned site and won the bidding to build a new city hall could assemble 7.5 acres for potential development.”

 

Source: The Real Deal

Fort Lauderdale will offer developers the opportunity to build an entertainment/athletic venue, plus potential commercial development, around Lockhart Stadium and Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

Lockhart Stadium will be part of a request for proposals for a development lease in Fort Lauderdale

On Tuesday evening, the City Commission approved a resolution declaring its intent to lease the 64-acre site at the northwest corner of Commercial Boulevard and Northwest 12th Avenue. It’s on the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

City Manager Lee Feldman said his staff is preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a lease and development agreement on the site within 10 days. The deadline to respond will be July 6.

Feldman said the RFP will call for an entertainment and/or athletic venue with at least four fields that can be used for soccer and lacrosse. At least one of the two stadiums must remain and be renovated, although the other stadium could be removed, Feldman said. No residential development would be allowed on the site, but there could be commercial development that contributes to the entertainment/athletic uses, he said.

Lockhart Stadium has a lease with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers soccer team through Dec. 31. Fort Lauderdale Stadium previously hosted MLB spring training, but has not been frequently used in recent years. The RFP will give the developer the option of demolishing either stadium, but not both. The RFP will also cover vacant land south of Lockhart Stadium.

“The city owns the property and we are looking to have the lease generate income for city and provide for an economic engine,” Feldman said.

The RFP applications must be submitted to Fort Lauderdale’s procurement division. The sealed bids would be reviewed by the city commission on Aug. 22.

 

Source: SFBJ