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and it is all tracked. Good idea to refer them – there’s
also pamphlets that could be handed out. Contact
information for questions: email@example.com
President Updates, Stefﬁ Paskow
Stefﬁ was accepted into the community leadership
program and will be unable to facilitate the October
and November general meetings. Catherine, Vice
President, will be substituting as facilitator.
Planning/Zoning committee-contact Catherine at
Trafﬁc Chair – contact Stefﬁ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime Chair – really important role with just an hour a
month to collaborate with local law enforcement
Searstown Development (RK Centers Developer),
Courtney Crush, Attorney
Priority is how to get a superior site plan in terms
of interaction with public, quality opportunities for
permitted service uses beyond restaurants, and
residential uses that compliment Vic Park and Flagler
Village. Property is a mix of uses with three parcels
equating to approximately 8 acres. Serves as an
important gateway to downtown Fort Lauderdale and
Infrastructure is of the utmost importance, both pipes
and trafﬁc are priority. They have been taking the time
since February to work on those studies and proposals.
Additionally, focus has been on the pedestrian realm -
what types of uses and tenants. How do you get there
on foot and how do enjoy being on Federal and/or
Sunrise Blvd? Architecture is also an area of priority
and the members of VPCA responded favorably to the
With respect to trafﬁc, there was a study done on
twelve intersections last fall during peak season with
multiple agencies involved. FDOT requested a broader
area so the study extended over to Sunrise Blvd and
Andrews Ave and down to 15th Ave. A total of ﬁfteen
intersections were included as part of the expanded
study and good data was captured.
At the time of this meeting, trafﬁc studies have not
been reviewed for discussion but would like to return in
Oct or Nov for a speciﬁc discussion around trafﬁc.
A camera was placed inside the current water and
waste water pipes to analyze capacity and based on
the indication that both are aged, the developer will
be replacing an existing 10 inch pipe with a 14 inch
pipe that will run south of the property down to 6th St
and an 18 inch pipe to connect to a new lift station
on 6th St that the city is installing. These updates will
not only service the RK Centers property but also the
surrounding neighborhood. Courtney facilitated a
review of the plan design with slides.
Question: For pedestrians, how do you get there
and vehicles, where do you park? Parking garages
are under each of the proposed buildings and are
designed to hide use as parking garage. Anticipate
most of public will come off 9th St. Public parking will
be available with about 100 additional spaces for
visitors. Pedestrians, we are coordinating with the city
which plans to update the 9th St, US 1, and Sunrise
intersections to include adding cues for slower speeds.
Where will the new lift station be located on 6th Street?
Courtney showed visual to indicate location.
Committee Chairs Updates
PLANNING/ZONING: Catherine Maus
No additional update on 333 NE 7th Ave as of the time
of this meeting.
1770 E Sunrise Blvd – not a lot of interest in
neighborhood on proceeding.
The planning/zoning committee had a call with the city
regarding the changes to the downtown master plan
and the requested changes from VPCA were held,
which included modifying NE 7th Ave to a different
character area restricting the number of ﬂoors. As
a note, the 333 NE 7th Ave project was approved
because it is designated as a particular character
area. Once the modiﬁcations to the downtown master
plan are approved, an application with a public
hearing would have to be ﬁled if wanting to develop
over a certain number of ﬂoors.
City funded sidewalk installation has been delayed
due to COVID-19 until at least 2021.
If you have interest in joining the committee, please
email Catherine at email@example.com.
UTILITIES: Sandy Leiper
City of Fort Lauderdale, Engineering – The small water
project that has been ongoing for the last year is
approximately 80% complete. As of this meeting,
63,000 ft have been installed and after completion, the
roadway will be resurfaced and the staging area by
Holiday Park will be downsized. Roadway surfacing is
expected by end of October – beginning of November
with total completion of project by end of December
2020 – January 2021.
The redundant sewer line project is delayed due to an