Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association (“DFLCA”)

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Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association
 NEWS for the NEIGHBORHOOD
August 31, 2020
 
Stay Informed! 
Link to September 1, 2020 City Commission Meetings
 
 
EMS Station Update!
The City is moving forward with plans to purchase the 507 SE 11th Court Property in our Neighborhood for the purposes of building an EMS Sub-Station there.  Public Hearing on this Matter is at the City Commission Meeting Tomorrow-Tues, Sept 1-Meeting starts at 5pm, Agenda item is PH-1
Links for Ways to Watch/Participate: 
Cable Television – Comcast Channel 78 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99
 
 
More Pictures of the Location and Site: Pics-507 SE 11th Ct
 
 
Stormwater Billing Update
 
New Stormwater Billing Process and Public Hearing 
Sept 14, 2020 at 5pm
increased fees for condo owners and now paid annually on property tax bill instead of monthly on water bill
 
 
Update on Federal CourtHouse Location-
Request for Public Comment-due BY SEPT 4, 2020!
 New Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale- 2 of 4 Potential NEW Proposed Sites are in our Downtown Neighborhood and 2 are at Tri-Rail Stations (Fort Lauderdale and Cypress Creek)
 
Recap: In 2019, Congress appropriated funding ($190 million) for the construction of a new 255,000-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida–the current Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale is at the northwest corner of Broward Blvd and 3rd Ave. The current federal courthouse is over 40 years old and has mold, leaks, capacity issues and a $20 million maintenance backlog. The new courthouse will include 12 courtrooms, 17 judges’ chambers, and 50 interior parking spaces. 
The United States General Services Administration is now looking at 4 NEW potential sites for the Federal courthouse as described in this letter: LINK TO GSA LETTER
Other resources: 
Site 1: The Hudson Site- Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association: (bounded by Tarpon River on North, SE 4th Ave on the East, SE 11th St on the South, and SE 3rd Ave on the West): see map pic below
 
Site 2: The Tri Rail Broward Site:  200 SW 21st Terrace, Fort Lauderdale 
 
Site 3: The County Courthouse Site: Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association  (along Riverwalk near Jail/where current judicial parking lot is) see map pic below  

 
Site 4: The Tri-Rail Cypress Creek Site: 5910 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
 
Map of the 2 Sites in the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association Neighborhood (filled in RED)
 
  
 
The Board and Membership of the DFLCA have not taken a vote or position on any of the proposed sites as of this date. 
 
The public comment is now ongoing.  Residents with an interest in asking questions or offering public comment should do so by emailing ALL of the following no later than September 4, 2020: 
 
GSA Rep Ashish Desai at  ashish.desai@gsa.gov 
Ramboll Rep Danielle M. Radomile at Danielle.Radomile@ramboll.com
Ramboll Rep Denise McCoy at Denise.McCoy@ramboll.com 
District 4 City Commission Ben Sorensen BSorensen@fortlauderdale.gov
Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic Association President, Melinda Bowker president@dflca.org
 
Downtown Fort Lauderdale 
New Federal Courthouse
Proposed Sites–Pics
 
Site 1 Pictures (Hudson Site (bounded by Tarpon River on North, SE 4th Ave on the East, SE 11th St on the South, and SE 3rd Ave on the West)
 

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Site 3 Pictures (County Courthouse) (along Riverwalk near Jail/where current judicial parking lot is)
 
 
 

 

 
Questions or Comments-Email President@dflca.org

June 28:  Beaches closed for 4th of July weekend

June 12: State agency gives Fort Lauderdale choice over how to pay for sewage breaks

June 10:  Billionaire developer pays $62 million for downtown Fort Lauderdale development site

April 27 Update

Click on the links below to access the information.

◊ City of Fort Lauderdale Coronavirus Update Page

◊ Florida Dept of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

OLDER NEWS

◊ Sewer Main Repair, Local 10 News 2/27/2020

◊ E-scooters reined in at Fort Lauderdale beach and Las Olas– Sun-Sentinel 2/19/2020

◊ Amendment to Scooter Ordinance-  City of Fort Lauderdale 2/18/2020

◊ More than 211 million gallons of sewage spill into Fort Lauderdale’s waterways- NBC News 2/18/2020

◊ Fort Lauderdale to investigate putting brakes on building boom after pipe breaks – Sun Sentinel

◊ Bonnet House staying in local control- Sun Sentinel 2/1/2020