The vacant property owned by the Broward County School District at the corner of University Drive and Trails End in Parkland is likely to become a Medical Facility with an educational component for local students.
The Broward County School Board will be voting on the topic at a meeting on January 23. The proposed plan would have Broward Schools enter into negotiations with Broward Health about selling the vacant land, which is just over 10 acres, for an “educational purpose.”
If the motion is approved on January 23, 2024, Superintendent Licata would immediately enter into negotiations with Broward Health.
According to a release from BCPS, the “ultimate concept includes a medical facility for the area that will provide opportunities for Broward County School students in the areas of medical sciences, nursing, and other related fields. The opportunities are endless for internships, career days, volunteer service hours, to name just a few of the benefits.”
The Board Meeting on January 23 will be a key component to the process.
“Engaging in community conversations and with the City of Parkland regarding selling this piece of land is crucial,” said Broward School Board Chair and Parkland resident Lori Alhadeff. “Ahering to policy 7002-B on real estate acquisition and disposal and Policy 7000 will ensure transparency and compliance throughout the process.”
Source: Tap Into Parkland