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21-story tower proposed

A 21-story luxury condo tower may be coming to The Village at Gulfstream Park, making it the only pari-mutuel casino in South Florida with highrise housing.

The owner of the gambling emporium that has transformed Hallandale Beach into a tourist destination hopes to build 182 luxury units atop an existing parking garage. The tower would rise next to the open-air shopping and entertainment mall and overlook a giant 11-story Pegasus statue currently under construction.

“People will live here and use our shops and restaurants and gaming and everything else we have here,” said Dennis Porter, senior vice president of The Stronach Group, Gulfstream’s parent company. “It brings more people to our facility overall. This is pretty rare. I don’t know of another facility that has what we have here.”

Commissioners will vote on the proposal Wednesday night. If approved, construction would begin this fall and take two years, Porter said.

This is the first step in an ambitious plan to bring 1,500 highrise units, a 500-room hotel and a movie theater to The Village at Gulfstream Park. If all goes well, the next condo tower might not be far behind.

“This is the first of several,” Porter said. “We don’t know how many buildings we would build over the next several years. It depends on how the market reacts to the product and how the economy goes. Once we get this one nailed down and under way, and we have the success we think we will have, we won’t be far behind with the second.”