A 2018 City of Parkland (City) Citywide traffic study identified the three-way stop at the intersection of University Drive and Old Club Road as a point of concern for traffic back-up during rush hours. Since Broward County has to approve road improvements in Parkland, City staff ultimately coordinated with the County to add a roundabout at that intersection. This would serve to increase safety and improve traffic flow in an aesthetically pleasing way.
In 2020 the City negotiated and secured nearly $500,000 from Toll Brothers, the developer of Parkland Golf and Country Club (PGCC), to help finance the roundabout. Additionally, PGCC has agreed to assume the burden of long-term maintenance of all landscaping and the water feature in the center of the roundabout. These details serve to both provide the City a significant cost-savings and ensure a uniform look with the PGCC entrance—an important factor due to the prominence of that entrance and its proximity to the roundabout.
There were two conceptual designs created for the roundabout center features and the City Commission unanimously approved the feature that was known as Concept Design #1 / Fountain. That concept had been overwhelmingly preferred by residents. Construction began in June of 2021 and was completed in December 2021.