Major Mall, Office Space and Hotel Planned for Davie, Fla.

Development would feature 1.1M s.f. retail space, 885K s.f. office space and 300-room hotel

Councilwoman Judy Paul cast the dissenting vote, saying the project goes against the rural historical character of West Davie.

"I have supported open spaces," she said. "And I'm trying to preserve what's left of our rural lifestyle."

The land use change is just the first of many steps The Commons will need to become a reality, but developers have said they want to continue to work with the town to do whatever they can to help move the project along.

"We have a long road ahead," Siegel said. "But we're looking forward to traveling it."

<<Miami Herald, The (KRT) -- 02/09/07>>