Project Updates in the City of Parkland
HILLSBORO BOULEVARD EXTENSION
The Falls at Parkland is a 55+ community that is under development just west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Loxahatchee Road. The developer, Ryan Homes/Parkland Centerline, is required, as a condition of development, to construct an extension of Hillsboro Boulevard that will feed into the Falls at Parkland. That extension runs along the south side of Chabad of Parkland, intersects Parkside Drive at a four-way stop, and continues west into the Falls at Parkland. Click here for more information.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL: NOB HILL ROAD - HILLSBORO BOULEVARD
Work is underway on a traffic signal at the intersection of Nob Hill Road and Hillsboro Boulevard and is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2020. For more information on this project, and information on traffic signals in general, click here.
CONSTRUCTION AT UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND HILLSBORO BOULEVARD
Construction of a charter school is in progress on the northwest corner of the intersection of University Drive and Hillsboro Boulevard. Foundational work was largely complete at the end of 2019 and crews continue site work as they begin vertical construction of the building. This is not a City of Parkland (City) project, but the developer has told the City completion of the project is planned for late Summer 2020 in time for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. In preparation for the facility opening, the University Drive southbound right turn lane onto Hillsboro Boulevard will be lengthened. A northbound left turn lane onto Hillsboro Boulevard from University Drive will be added. On Hillsboro Boulevard, a westbound right turn lane will be added to feed the main entrance of the school on Hillsboro at the west end of the property. Also, the existing eastbound Hillsboro Boulevard left turn lane into the school will be extended. The development of this property will likely move up the time that a traffic signal would be installed at that intersection. City staff have already been in contact with Broward County on this matter and the design of the traffic signal has been started.
The City of Parkland adopted a City-wide plan for street lighting in 2013. Since then, the City, along with Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Broward County, has illuminated University Drive from Holmberg Road to Loxahatchee Road and Nob Hill Road from Heron Bay Boulevard to Hillsboro Boulevard. Click here for more information.
LOXAHATCHEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The reconstruction of Loxahatchee Road is a large-scale collaboration between the City of Parkland, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will span Loxahatchee Road from State Road 7 / U.S. Highway 441 to the water conservation area and, at this time, is expected to begin sometime in 2023. Click here for more information.
This project would provide a secondary storm water drainage system to allow for drainage during a large rain or storm event. This would help alleviate flooding that now occurs in the Ranches after a storm or heavy rain. The City of Parkland (City) had a survey conducted of the area and worked with North Springs Improvement District (NSID) on a model of the drainage system. NSID was unable to process the permitting for this area, so the City has designated this area as a part of the recently-approved citywide drainage master plan study. This study will require review and approval by the South Florida Water Management District prior to any construction of improvements.
PASSIVE PARK ADJACENT TO COVERED BRIDGE PARK
This project is on approximately 2.9 acres along the north side of Holmberg Road and immediately east of Covered Bridge Park. The area has been overrun by invasive exotic vegetation not native to Florida that hinders healthy growth of native species of trees and foliage. The first phase of this project, which took place in October 2019, was to remove those invasive species from the area. During this process, native trees were left and only invasive vegetation was removed. Click here for more information. Opens in New Window