Hallandale to vote on luxury condo tower planned for beach
A developer hopes to build a sleek 38-story luxury condo tower on the site of the former Regency Spa.
The modern 64-unit building would hug the shoreline, extending beyond the state-drawn boundary for most coastal construction. Developer Gilbert Benhamou is seeking permission from the city and state to build 135 feet east of the Coastal Construction Control Line, or CCCL.
The project comes before commissioners on Wednesday. Approval from the state is expected within weeks.
"If you look up and down the coast, virtually every building has had some portion of its development east of the CCCL," said Debbie Orshefsky, attorney for the developer. "This is just another piece."
To get city approval, the developer plans to show the project will not adversely affect flooding in the surrounding area, she said.