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Plans for expansion and the addition of a new hotel at The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center may be underway. According to commissioners, a selection committee’s ranking of HKS Architects Inc. (HKS) over competitor RTKL Associates Inc. was accepted when commissioners voted unanimously on Sept. 24 to negotiate with the firm to draw up a new master plan for the site.

Parts of the $250 million Northport Complex, The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center covers an impressive 17 acres in Port Everglades, the world’s second largest cruise-port. By design, the 370,000 square-foot Convention Center is the Sunshine State’s most attractive and functional state-of-the-art meeting facility.

Pursuit of a hotel for the convention center, off 17th Street on Eisenhower Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, has been a top priority for Broward County for years, but has remained an elusive goal. The county has spent $5 million to $6 million and devoted untold staff hours to the project.

HKS, an international firm, has been involved in convention center projects in Dallas and in Indianapolis.

The contract will return to the County Commission for approval.

 

 

 

 

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan - 1st floor

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan – 1st floor

ROOM
NO.
DIMENSIONS CEILING
HEIGHT
SQUARE
FEET
THEATER
CAPACITY
CLASSROOM
3 PER TABLE
CAPACITY
BANQUET
CAPACITY
HOUSE
SCREEN
10’ x 10’ booths
HALL A 274′ x 237′ 30′ 64,887 5,000 3,000 4,500 no 356
HALL B 182′ x 237′ 34′ 43,018 3,000 1,500 2,200 no 240
HALL C 180′ x 237′ 34′ 42,774 3,000 1,500 2,200 no 237
113 42′ x 47 14′ 1,974 184 111 140 yes
114 33′ x 47′ 14′ 1,551 140 90 100 no
118 24′ x 36′ 14′ 864 77 51 50 no
119 24′ x 36′ 14′ 864 77 51 50 yes
122 24′ x 42′ 14′ 1,008 99 60 70 yes
123 24 x 42′ 14′ 1,008 93 57 70 no
MAIN
LOBBY
    13,352          
CONCOURSE     6,540          
LOBBY B/C     4,110          

 

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan - 2nd floor

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan – 2nd floor

ROOM
NO.
DIMENSIONS CEILING
HEIGHT
SQUARE
FEET
THEATER
CAPACITY
CLASSROOM
3 PER TABLE
CAPACITY
BANQUET
CAPACITY
HOUSE
SCREEN
203 22′ x 27′ 12′ 598 66 36 40 yes
204 22′ x 27′ 12′ 598 65 42 40 no
COMBINED 44′ x 27′ 12′ 1,196 122 78 80 yes
207 24′ x 28′ 12.4 672 73 45 40 no
208 24′ x 35′ 12.4 840 98 60 60 no
209 24′ x 35′ 12.4 840 98 60 60 no
210 24′ x 28′ 12.4 672 73 45 40 no
COMBINED 24′ x 126′ 12.4 3,024 320 228 220 no
213 22′ x 26′ 12′ 572 60 39 40 no
216 23′ x 28′ 10′ 644 70 45 40 no
217 28′ x 29′ 10′ 821 82 54 50 no
218 17′ x 28′ 10′ 476 44 30 30 no
220 29′ x 43′ 12′ 1,247 104 66 90 yes
221 29′ x 52′ 12′ 1,508 127 81 120 no
COMBINED 29′ x 95′ 12′ 2,755 267 153 210 yes
222 29′ x 52′ 12′ 1,508 127 81 120 no
223 29′ x 43′ 12′ 1,247 104 66 90 yes
COMBINED 29′ x 95′ 12′ 2,755 267 153 120 yes
NORTH LOBBY ——- ——- 1,692 ——- ——- ——- ——-
SOUTH LOBBY ——- ——- 3,350 ——- ——- ——- ——-
PRE- FUNCTION ——- ——- 5,654 ——- ——- ——- ——-
CONCOURSE ——- ——- 2,602 ——- ——- ——- ——-

 

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan - 3rd floor

Broward County Convention Center Floor Plan – 3rd floor

ROOM
NO.
DIMENSIONS CEILING
HEIGHT
SQUARE
FEET
THEATER
CAPACITY
CLASSROOM
3 PER TABLE
CAPACITY
BANQUET
CAPACITY
HOUSE
SCREEN
10’ x 10x booths
BALLROOM A 65′ x 112′ 25.6′ 6,798 700 465 560 yes 33
BALLROOM B 30′ x 112′ 25.6′ 3,360 365 225 250 no 18
BALLROOM C 30′ x 112′ 25.6′ 3,360 365 225 250 no 18
BALLROOM D 65′ x 112′ 25.6′ 6,798 700 465 560 yes 33
COMBINED 190′ x 112′ 25.6′ 20,316 2100 1380 1580 yes 102
301 30′ x 33′ 14.4′ 990 78 57 50 no
302 30′ x 30′ 14.4′ 900 93 57 70 no
COMBINED 30′ x 63′ 14.4′ 1,890 156 123 120 no
304 42′ x 53′ 15′ 2,226 206 144 170 no
305 50′ x 53′ 15′ 2,650 242 153 220 yes
COMBINED 92′ x 53′ 15′ 4,876 446 309 360 yes
315 49′ x 59′ 15′ 2,891 298 162 220 no
316 50′ x 59′ 15′ 2,950 314 192 230 yes
COMBINED 99′ x 59′ 15′ 5,841 620 396 440 yes
317 30′ x 30′ 14.4′ 900 78 57 50 no
318 30′ x 33′ 14.4′ 990 93 93 70 no
COMBINED 30′ x 63′ 14.4′ 1,890 156 123 120 no
NORTH LOBBY 2,330
SOUTH LOBBY 2,280
PRE- FUNCTION 10,850
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