Parkland Land Owned by Broward Schools Could Be Site of New Medical Facility
Parcel Facing west of University Drive and South of Trails End in Parkland. {Google Maps}

By Kevin Deutsch

Broward County’s school district could soon begin negotiations with Broward Health to sell the healthcare system 10.4 acres of vacant land in Parkland, where a new medical facility could be built with an educational purpose.

The potential real estate negotiation is on the school board’s agenda for its Jan. 23 meeting. If the board approves the item, Superintendent Peter Licata will begin talks with Broward Health on selling the site at 7625 University Drive, district records show.

“The ultimate concept [for the property] includes a medical facility for the area that will provide opportunities for Broward County Public School students in the medical sciences, nursing, and other related fields,” states an executive summary document created by the district. “The opportunities are endless for internships, career days, volunteer services hours, to name just a few benefits for our children.”

The vacant land owned by the district is located along the east side of University Drive and the south side of Trails End, the document states.

The school district did not provide additional information about the potential project.

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Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.