Gulfstream Park will undergo a makeover.

Gulfstream Park will undergo a makeover.

Gulfstream Makeover on Track to Begin This Year

Magna Entertainment is moving forward with its plans to recreate Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. The plans include specialty shops and entertainment facilities.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday that demolition of the grandstand is to begin this spring, presumably at the conclusion of the track's live meet April 24. Scott Savin, president and general manager at Gulfstream, told the newspaper construction of a turf club and sports palace would follow.

The dirt and turf courses will be enlarged. Future phases of the $150-million project call for an amphitheater and retail complex.

"You'll be sitting at Starbucks or Borders and there will be horses walking around," Savin told the Sun-Sentinel. "There will be all types of entertainment taking you from the day into the night."

The Hallandale Beach City Commission is expected to address the plan, at least in part, during a meeting Jan. 8.