In Case You Couldn’t Make It !

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…………..   the renewal of this long ignored business district (13th Street- NE 4th Avenue) has begun   …. Soon you will be wishing you had invested near there !

……   The groundbreaking event was amazing   ….. One account has the attendance at nearly 300 people ……  The standard (some say boring) groundbreaking ceremony was had, but here are two pictures proving the event was anything but boring !

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Transportation/Mobility Czar Diana Alarcon really was all wet at the event !

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And here is yours truly proving that nothing is left on the table when it comes to getting things right ! …. Here I am getting properly dressed for my turn in the dunk tank !

 

 

Some things seem to take – FOREVER !!!

Here’s three things that are happening in the City now , but seemed to take forever to accomplish – do you agree?

1 ……… icontoday

 

…………..    the ICON is the big Condo being built on Las Olas in front of the oldest house in the City, the Stranahan House  ….. It was first proposed in 1999, but was fought by the City’s politicians for years, then couldn’t be built after the economy collapsed…. The developers finally won the lawsuit, the economy rebounded, and it looks to be about 10 stories now and climbing ( I think to about 40 floors) ….

 

2  shiptoday

 

…….   the Shippey House is that early 1900’s  historic house, owned by infamous Broward Judge Fred Shippey, the Judge who married Tarzan (in this house!) …… The house  was saved from the wrecking ball by activists many years back, but the renovation was stalled in what has seemed like forever, but it is finally going strong ….here it is with front porch going on ….. Expect a ribbon cutting soon – I Think 🙂

 

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………..   My favorite …..  My pet project ( that I should have accomplished a long time ago)  is finally happening !!!! …..  the road that is 13th Street in Fort Lauderdale is about to experience a $1.5 million dollar upgrade in it’s business district …..

……  The neighborhood groups are celebrating by hosting a Yee Ha  party and construction kickoff  shindig on Sept 14th at 6pm …..   Come to the intersection of 13th and Dixie for the fun  ….   Free food catered by Southport, live music by that cool local band Sunday’s at Five, ….   and because it took me so long ….

………….  I will be in the dunk tank   …. (joining me in the tank will be City traffic CZAR Diana Alarcon, because she took too long also 🙂   ….see you all there