The Real Deal Miami

Developer collects parcels for major Broward project

Multi-use complex would replace abandoned Dania Beach roller coaster
October 24, 2014 01:30PM

Bob Shapiro

Bob Shapiro

The pieces are coming together for a plan to replace the Dania Beach roller coaster with a $250 million-plus multi-use project, one of the biggest in Broward County.

Bob Shapiro, president of Aventura-based Master Development, has bought two parcels and expects to complete the other six deals by the end of the year to acquire the eight parcels he needs. That would give him 100 acres for DaniaLive Marketplace, a 1.3 million-square-foot development with big-box retail stores, restaurant, a hotel and residential units.

No leases have been signed, according to a report in the Sun-Sentinel.

The Hurricane, a wooden roller coaster that opened in 2000 but was abandoned three years ago, can be seen from I-95 and is considered a symbol of decline that the city is trying to shed. [Sun-Sentinel] Jennifer White Karp