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Live! Resorts Pompano: Topgolf Venue, Retail Center, Publix Approved

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Two components of the Live! Resorts Pompano project received site plan approval from the Planning and Zoning Board in June – a Topgolf sports entertainment venue and a retail center that includes a Publix.

Live! Resorts Pompano is being developed on the 223-acre Isle Casino Pompano Park property, located on the southeast corner of Powerline Road and SW 3rd Street. The large-scale mixed-use project includes entertainment, retail, dining, hotel, residential, office and logistics elements. The master developer of the project – the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies – has already developed Live! facilities in other cities throughout the United States.

The one-story, 55,000-square-foot Publix will occupy a currently vacant 20.6-acre site on the Isle Casino property’s northwest corner, along with 10 additional one-story stand-alone multi-tenant retail buildings, for a total of 154,494 gross retail square footage.

The Publix will be a contemporary prototype store. It will have an attached liquor store, as well as a pharmacy with a drive-through window. A 10,913-square-foot space at the south end of the Publix building will be occupied by multiple retail stores.

The west façade of the Publix, which is the front of the store, will have an outdoor plaza area for sit-down eating.

The retail center will serve the future residents of Live! Resorts Pompano, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Topgolf facility will occupy an approximately 11-acre vacant site on the southeast corner of Racetrack Road and SW 23rd Ave (Lucky Lane), north of the existing casino building.

The Topgolf venue will feature a state-of-the-art three-level building that includes 102 climate-controlled partially-enclosed hitting bays for year-round play, a full-service restaurant and bar, entertainment and event space, outdoor seating and dining areas, and a roof terrace.

Aerial view of Live! Resorts Pompano (looking south). Topgolf venue is at lower left corner.

The hitting bays will overlook an outfield golf driving range where players of all ages and skill levels will take aim at giant dartboard-like targets using micro-chipped golf balls that score themselves, providing instant feedback on each shot’s accuracy and distance. The outfield will be surrounded by 170-foot-high netting. According to the developer, Topgolf outfields always face north so the sun doesn’t enter directly into the building and get into patrons’ eyes.

The approximately 64,000-square-foot Topgolf facility will be constructed by ARCO/Murray, a national design-build contractor with an office in Fort Lauderdale. Topgolf is a global sports entertainment company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The Isle Casino Pompano Park, owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, is currently being rebranded as Harrah’s Pompano Beach. Live! Resorts Pompano will complement and encompass the existing casino facility, which is being expanded and renovated.

Currently, the City of Pompano Beach is reviewing site plans for other components of the Live! Resorts Pompano project, including an entertainment complex and a major backbone road system. A site plan for an e-commerce distribution center that will be built on the east side of the Isle Casino property was approved by the Planning and Zoning Board in April.

Live! Resorts Pompano will also include 4,100 residential units, a maximum of 950 hotel rooms and a lake surrounded by a park.

According to the attorney representing The Cordish Companies, site plans for the residential units could come before the Planning and Zoning Board in the next few months.

Topgolf sports entertainment venue: hitting bay facing target field.
New Publix planned for Live! Resorts Pompano (west façade)
New Publix planned for Live! Resorts Pompano (view looking southeast)

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