By Kevin Gale

Suburban office parks are the poster children for urban sprawl, but South Florida is joining a national movement that seeks to address the issue.

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have written about dozens of office parks throughout the U.S. that are getting makeovers and turning into the live, work and play centers that are all the rage in downtown areas.

The Arvida Park of Commerce in Boca Raton is being reborn as the Park at Broken Sound with 1,463 residential units and accompanying retail spaces. 

A big plus for the residential developers is the park’s winding streets, mature tree canopies and buildings that are set back from the street. Some of the office buildings overlook the Broken Sound Club, which annually hosts the PGA’s Allianz Championship.  Read more