The city of Coral Springs, FL. has much to be proud of and now that includes a new city hall. Opened in Febuary 2018, the $38.0 million facility at 9500 W. Sample Rd., near the Southwest corner of Sample Road & University Dr. is a five story building with conference rooms available to the public for a fee, lobby, four story garage, space for the Chamber of Commerce and an employee gym.
The building is expected to form part of a new city core or 'downtown' for Coral Springs along with another project, already known as the Coral Springs City Center (CSCC). Also planned for the Southwest corner of Sample & University Dr., CSCC will be a 168.0 million project consisting of an eight story, 450 rental apartment tower, a 150 room hotel with parking garage, a grocery store & restaurants, per its developer, Boca Raton, Fl. based Ron Sheldon. The Northwest corner where the old city hall is located, meanwhile, may become home to more residential and/or retail development, especially if it's combined with the site of an existing shopping plaza just to the east.
The city's plans for the other two corners of Sample Rd. & University Dr. are equally ambitious. The Southeast corner will see a school (Coral Springs Charter School), offices & the county library branch relocated or moved, while the closed Publix supermarket center site on the Northeast corner is already for sale. Once available, all of these tracts of land are expected to lure developers with new residential/commercial projects.
When re-developed, this intersection will truly be the center of the city & is sure to be an exciting destination for residents and visitors alike.
PHOT0 CREDIT: JOE CAVARETTA