Sullivan Park Redevelopment


Sullivan Park as seen from the Intracoastal Waterway 2011

In 2011 the CRA made the strategic purchase of 1701 Riverview Road, known locally as the Riverview Restaurant site. It was purchased for the expansion and redevelopment of Sullivan Park. The CRA Plan calls for the property to be redeveloped to provide an amenity to the Cove Shopping Center and the surrounding community. By activating the park with marine facilities like boat slips for transient boats and floating docks for canoes and kayaks, constructing a pedestrian boardwalk along the water's edge that connects to the Cove Shopping Center and creating a more pleasant park space, the project promises to attract tourism dollars to the CRA District.

In June 2013, the CRA selected the consulting firm of Bermello Ajamil and Partners to create a master plan for park redevelopment. They will be building off of concepts created by the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2011 Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) Study of Sullivan Park.

This project, budgeted at approximately $4 million will be paid for by Tax Increment Revenue (TIR) and a grant from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND).

Sullivan Park Redevelopment Project

On November 12, 2013, the CRA Board of Directors approved the Sullivan Park Master Plan. The public was overwhelmingly in support of the plan. On November 20th, the plan was approved by the Community Appearance Board. The CRA Board directed staff to move forward with negotiations on a contract for the projects full engineering and design.

The public was invited to comment on the Sullivan Park Master Plan Concepts on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Public comments were welcome and encouraged and ultimately was incorporated into a final Master Plan recommendation that was presented to the CRA Board and approved on September 10, 2013 at the CRA Board meeting. 

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Update: A public input session on Sullivan Park Master Plan concepts will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Fiesta Ballroom at 1680 SE 3rd Court (In the Cove), Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 

Update: At the August 27, 2013 CRA Board Meeting, two concepts for the Sullivan Park Master Plan were presented to the public. You may view this presentation here

Update: At the November 12 CRA Meeting, the Board heard overwhelming public support for the project and voted to complete the Master Plan approval process and directed staff to negotiate a full architecture and engineering contract.

Update: At the January 21, 2014 CRA Board Meeting, the Board approved a scope of services for architecture, engineering, permitting and construction administration services for the Sullivan Park Project. 

Update: A the May 13, 2014 CRA Board Meeting, the project manager from Bermello Ajamil and Partners presented the Board with a presentation on modifications to the master plan that have been made during the preliminary design process. 50% design is scheduled to be presented to the Board at the 6/10/2014 meeting. 

Update: The CRA Board approved the 50% design plans at the June 23, 2014 meeting. The latest cost estimate for the park is $4.9 million. 100% design is scheduled to be presented to the Board at the November 11, 2014 meeting. 

Update: At the October 21, 2014 CRA Board Meeting, the board approved the Community Foundation of Broward's Art of Community Grant as a funding source for the public art element in the Sullivan Park.

Update: At the January 13, 2015 CRA Board Meeting, the CRA Board approved 90% design plans and approved to move into the permitting phase. The latest cost estimate for the park is $4.7 million. 

Update: In February the project was submitted to outside agencies and the local building department for permitting. On March 3rd, the site plan was approved by the City Commission. Also in March, the project commenced the pre-qualification stage for contractors seeking to bid on the project. 

Update: MBR Construction Inc. selected as contractor for Sullivan Park Construction.

Update: Sullivan Park Groundbreaking Ceremony January 6, 2016


Update:   Sullivan Park leveling begins

Update: Restroom facility foundation completed

Update: At the June 2016 CRA Meeting, the CRA Board approved the contract for Ruben Ubeira and Cynthia Fisher as the artist team to design the mosaic overlay of the Sullivan Park Splash-Pad as well as the proposed design.

Mosaic Design

Update: Ficus Tree comes in to replace Banyan via Green Integrity's.

Update: Sullivan Park Grand Opening on February 25, 2017. 

completed mosaic in use