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SUNRISE (CBSMiami/AP) — Broward County is moving forward with plans to make nearly 150 undeveloped acres on the edge of the Everglades a new shopping and entertainment hub.

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The county hired The Urban Land Institute, nonprofit real estate consultant group, to come up with a development plan for the 143 acres around the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

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The consultants say visitors leave the arena after shows or Florida Panthers hockey games because there’s nothing there to capture them.

They suggest the land be developed in a “Downtown West,” with a potential mix of housing, a hotel, office space, retail, and a casino.

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