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Broward Convention Center master plan in works

Residents to get first look at proposals during tomorrow's public meeting
Broward County Convention Center

Broward County Convention Center

Broward County residents can get a first look at prospective master plans for their convention center during a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

Four different concepts are slated to be presented for the waterfront 40-acre site of the Broward County Convention Center, the Daily Business Review reported. After the public weighs in, county commissioners are expected to review the master plan and choose a team to oversee the redevelopment project.

The county hopes the 1.7 million-square-foot project with hotel, retail and meeting space creates new revenue streams. It plans to build a 750-room hotel totaling 750,000 square feet.

“We need to give it a sense of place beyond the typical hotel-slash-convention center and make it active on a year-round basis,” Carlos Puentes, deputy director of the Broward County Convention Center, told the Review.

A master plan study is supposed to be submitted to commissioners by mid-June. [Daily Business Review] — Eric Kalis