The tract, in the heart of Broward County, was formerly anactive course but now sits vacant. It is owned by PlantationPanther Golf, a company controlled by Fort Lauderdale, FLentrepreneur H. Wayne Huizenga.

The city wants to reclaim the old golf course and develop itinto an Audubon-certified golf property, Plantation mayor RaeCarole Armstrong tells GlobeSt.com. The city also wants to build anew $1.5 million to $2 million golf club and develop a park onabout 60 acres.

"The primary thrust here is for preservation and environmentalpurposes," Armstrong tells GlobeSt.com.

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