The city government of Dania Beach started soliciting proposals from developers to build a new city hall and a commercial complex.
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.
Bradley Arendt, a broker with Colliers, told the Sun-Sentinel that a 1.25-acre site next to the existing city hall property is privately owned and has a $3.5 million asking price. 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. [Sun-Sentinel] – Mike Seemuth