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POMPANO BEACH, FL-Rock Lake Inc. is dealing with another recent setback in its proposal to build 500,000 sf of industrial space on a 50-acre site adjacent to Florida’s Turnpike, just a few blocks southeast of the Sample Road intersection.

The Delray Beach, FL-based commercial real estate development company is struggling to overcome objections to a proposed plat development because of perceived conflicts over a proposed roadway easement and a neighboring property owner. Rock Lake is controlled by Boca Raton architect A. Grant Thornbrough.

The Development Management Division of the Broward County Department of Planning & Environmental Protection says the application for the industrial project should be put on hold. The department cited concerns by the county Engineering and Traffic Division about the impact of the easement on access to a nearby Festival Flea Market.

It’s been more than a year since Rock Lake filed an application requesting permission to plat the property. While it is struggling through the county bureaucracy, the plat application has been ratified by the city of Pompano Beach.

Over the course of a year or so, the Thornbrough affiliate has filled all but 4½ acres of strip-mining pit on the 50-acre site in an effort to develop a site at about 3300 NW 27th Ave. that is zoned for industrial use.

Red Lake has offered to deed slightly less than 2.6 acres of right-of-way acquisition and pay for construction of Blount Road. The developer also proposed construction, at its own cost, of a new Northwest 33rd Street.

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