Participate in a Transit Survey; Be Entered for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card!


Our friends at Pennsylvania State University are currently conducting a short survey on experiences and preferences with real-time transit information systems, similar to the Sun Trolley Tracker app, and they could use your help! The survey should take approximately 5 to 15 minutes to complete. After you complete your survey, you could provide your email address to be entered for a chance to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards.

You can access the survey HERE.

Congratulations to our 2015 Community Appearance Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2015
Community Appearance Award Winners
George Catzavelos Residence
Petreccia Residence – Single Family Residence up to 1500 sq ft
Douvris/Hathaway Residence – Single Family 1500-3000 sq ft
Stiles Residence – Single Family more than 3000 sq ft
New River Child Care Learning Center – Commercial Low Rise
Rhythm and Vine – Restaurant/Retail Projects
Kimmelman and Paterson – Single Family Residence more than
3000 sq ft
Huizenga Pavilion at Broward Center – Restaurant
Lewis Landings Park – Municipal Parks
New River Yacht Club – Multi-Family High Rise
The Manor at Flager Village – Multi-Family Mid Rise
Fort Lauderdale FXE Air Traffic Control Tower – Municipal Facilities
Fort Lauderdale High School – Institutional Facilities
Flagler Drive Greenway and Bicycle Facility – Special Projects Sustainable Excellence
Farrell Residence – Landscape and Garden Projects
New River Child Care Learning Center
The Vision Awards honor individuals and real estate projects from our region that exemplify the mission of ULI and demonstrate a proactive commitment to excellence.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW RIVER YACHT CLUB:  The New River Yacht Club was the winning property in the New Construction Projects Category for Multi-Family  High-Rise Project.  The New River Yacht Club is  waterfront living redefined.
This premier luxury high rise sits high above the waters edge on the shore of the New River in the vibrant core of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The site includes fresh landscape with palms and a walking path along the water’s edge.
The property owner is Jorge Perez of  The Related Group.  The project was developed by Patrick Campbell with the Related Group.
Check out the video below and enjoy scenes from the 2015 event!
Community Appearance Awards 2015
Community Appearance Awards 2015
The Community Appearance Board was established by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission in 1978. The board is dedicated to developing, implementing and promoting programs and initiatives that improve and enhance the overall community appearance of the City of Fort Lauderdale.
The board’s mission is, “To promote an aesthetic environment through the recognition of outstanding urban design with an awards program that is based on our heritage of preservation and its stewardship for present and future generations.”
Community Appearance Awards
The Community Appearance Awards are presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are working to enhance, improve and beautify the Fort Lauderdale community.
The Community Appearance Awards recognize homeowners, architects, landscapers and developers for their individual efforts to enhance the City’s visual image and economic vitality. Neighborhood associations are recognized for projects that positively affect the area of the association. Since the program’s inception in 1978, hundreds of commercial buildings, office towers, residences, and landscape improvements have been nominated for awards. Sponsorship of the program comes from the community in the form of corporate and private donations, as well as from the City of Fort Lauderdale.

West Broward Blvd Downtown to Be Temporarily Closed on July 22-27

West Broward Blvd Downtown to Be Temporarily Closed on July 22 – 27  
Crews working for All Aboard Florida, the express, intercity passenger rail service owned by Florida East Coast Industries, will temporarily close the intersection of West Broward Boulevard and the Florida East Coast Railway in order to work on sections of the railroad tracks as the next step in preparations for the construction of the new 60,000-square foot Fort Lauderdale station.
The intersection will be closed at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, and remain closed until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015. Crews from the locally-owned company Gonzalez & Sons will be installing a new railroad track panel and about 120 feet of new track parallel to the existing track. This work is necessary to keep freight rail operations going as All Aboard Florida constructs the new station.
Approaching from the East
  1. West on Broward Blvd.
  2. North on NE 3rd Ave.
  3. West on Sistrunk Blvd./NW 6th St.
  4. South on NW 7th Ave. to Broward Blvd.
Approaching from the West (Option 1)
  1. East on Broward Blvd.
  2. North on NW 7th Ave.
  3. East on Sistrunk Blvd./NW 6th St.
  4. South on NE 3rd Ave. to Broward Blvd.
Approaching from the West (Option 2)
  1. East on Broward Blvd.
  2. South on NW 7th Ave./Avenue of the Arts/SW 4th Ave.
  3. East on Davie Blvd.
  4. N. on SE 3rd Ave. to Broward Blvd.
From Southbound I-95
  1. Exit east on W. Sunrise Blvd. (Exit 29)
  2. East to N. Federal Hwy./US-1
  3. South on N. Federal Hwy./US-1 to Broward Blvd.
From Northbound I-95
  1. Exit east on Route 84
  2. East to N. Federal Hwy./US-1
  3. Travel north on S. Federal Hwy./US-1 to Broward Blvd.
After completion of the West Broward Boulevard Closure, the intersection of the Florida East Coast Railway and North Andrews Avenue will be closed in the near future to perform similar track work in preparation for the new station. When the intersection work is completed, a new bypass track will allow freight train traffic to continue through the area as the station is built where the existing line now sits.
For more information on the future road closures and a map of traffic detours in the area, please visit
All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) – owner of Florida’s premier passenger rail corridor – that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. This rail service will give Floridians and visitors a viable transportation alternative to congested highways and airport terminals. All Aboard Florida will provide a high-quality experience for passengers and will be the only privately owned, operated, and maintained passenger rail system in the United States.