Fort Lauderdale Taps Brakes on Development

Fort Lauderdale is entering a phase where developers face more scrutiny as the mayor calls for smart growth in the city’s downtown. There’s also an issue with a traffic cap on the beach.

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Progress on Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Congestion Task Force Study

With great appreciation to the many Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association members who attended recent meetings

and participated in the Taskforce on Pedestrian Safety and Vehicular Congestion, the final report is attached and headed

for viewing in the next several weeks at a City Commission Conference Session. Commissioner Romney Rogers, following

participation in our last meeting devoted to the study, has been a strong supporter of the need for aggressive actions on

behalf of neighborhood safety. He cited the study in a Commission session as an example of good community support to

the Commission in identifying important issues and encouraged a presentation of the Task Force Report at a future meeting.

The very good news is that Civic Association board members had a very positive meeting with the Director of Mobility for

the city who oversees most of the issues. Comments on the report were very favorable and many of the issues are already

being reviewed and improvements undertaken even prior to Commission reviewing the report. Initial work is already underway

for crosswalk improvements, compliance of valet codes and more enforcement support in the neighborhood. Other issues

including signalization, speed limits, additional cross walks and street lighting were reportedly to receive immediate consideration.

The Downtown fort Lauderdale Civic Association message has been that we are a major economic hub with high levels of

residential, workforce, entertainment/shopping and tourism activity daily and we are in a period of rapid growth. We need

to become proactive in dealing with these issues rather than reactive and always “catching up”. All, of course, recognize the

immediacy of the growth and have been supportive of need for quick attention to the situation.

Next step:

We anticipate a May scheduling of the report presentation at a Commission Conference Meeting. We hope neighbors will

attend the meeting in support of the need for quick and meaningful action and, if desiring, provide Commission comment

on the needs. The report will likely be updated for the meeting to reflect progress or additional issues identified in the interim.



Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association Cultural Season Kick-OffPreview, Cinema Paradiso 11.19.2013

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association, Cinema Paradiso, Broward Center For The Performing Arts,  Broward County Library, FAT Village , American Ballet Theater, Riverwalk Trust, Downtown Development Authority, Museum of Discovery and Science, Las Olas Association ,  Fort Lauderdale Historical Society presented their upcoming highlights for 2014.


Board Meeting at Watergarden Resident’s Club 10.17.2013

Review of Las Olas Sunday Market/Holiday Market along with the forthcoming DFLCA events were discussed. The formation of the Task Force on Traffic Congestion and Pedestrian Safety was announced


Board Meeting at Las Olas Riverhouse 5.15.2013

Mayor Jack Seiler pointed out the various advantages of living in Fort Lauderdale ( lowest effective real estate taxes for example) in general. Then he outlined various projects  to beautify, grow and make downtown more livable and enjoyable. Topics included the Wave,  the Riverwalk and various construction projects.


Board Meeting at Watergarden 4.18.2013

The meeting was primarily dedicated to Vehicular Traffic and Pedestrian Safety. Chris Wren, Executive Director, DDA updated attendees on the various improvement projects around the downtown area. He then discussed current status of the ‘Wave’ in some details. County Commissioner Tim Ryan discussed Vehicular Traffic, Pedestrian safety and other County Issues.


Scenes from the Sunday Market April 13th.

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DFLCA Champions of Downtown Awards Ceremony 3.28.13

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association members enjoyed a great reception with civic leaders and guests of the honorees of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association Champions of Downtown Awards Ceremony at Huizenga Plaza. The ceremony with Mayor Jack Seiler and Commissioner Romney Rogers highlighted the extraordinary commitments and leadership Richard Mancuso, Lu Deaner and Ron Centamore have given to making our neighborhood great. The reception was sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and was free to membership.


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Las Olas Sunday Market Opens at the new location with a great turnout

The Las Olas Sunday Market, at its new location on YOLO Plaza, held its grand opening on Sunday, March 24, 2013.  The Las Olas Sunday Market is sponsored by the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association led by president Stan Eichelbaum.   Stan joined Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and colleagues to cut the opening ribbon. More than 25 vendors offered samples. Tasty treats included Latin American grilled cheese, gourmet nut butter, seafood paella, lamb jerky, honey, and fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers. Orchids, jewelry, cookies for your pet and many more items were offered. The Las Olas Sunday Market is open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy beautiful weather, meet your neighbors and just have a great time. New vendors are welcome. See you Sunday at the Las Olas Sunday Market.




2.11.13 Board Meeting
The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic association meeting held in Las Olas Grand on Monday, February 11 was well attended. Stan Eichelbaum, President of DFLCA announced to the enthusiastic group, the first ever winners of the “Champions of Downtown” award: Ron Centamore, Lu Deaner and the late Richard Mancuso. A reception in their honor will be held on March 28, 2013 at the Huizinga Park Pavilion. Lee Feldman, City Manager of Fort Lauderdale, explained to the audience “What You Get for the Tax Dollar you pay.”


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