In an effort to spur job creation, eliminate blight, and improve infrastructure, the County Commission voted to disburse $10 million to help fund 11 projects in 7 cities. The Broward Redevelopment Program was created by the County Commission in April of this year. The Sun-Sentinel quoted me in a November 13, 2013 news article as saying "If you look at what the projects are trying to accomplish, I think they could truly benefit our county". The following are some of the projects being funded through the program.
Dania Beach: $1,128,143 for public parking at a development at East Dania Beach Boulevard and Gulfstream Road.
Fort Lauderdale: $1.5 million for street improvements at Northwest 13th Street between Northeast 4th Avenue and Northeast 9th Avenue.
Lauderhill: $278,250 for two new business developments at 1400 NW 40th Ave. and 2341 NW 40th Ave.
Miramar: $3 million for an amphitheater at Shirley Branca Park, redevelopment projects along Miramar Parkway and Southwest 29th Street, and roadway improvements in the Pembroke Road and State Road 7 area.
Oakland Park: $1,255,000 for vendor space at the Central Market on Northeast 38th Street and improvements to a parking lot at Prospect Road and Andrews Avenue.
Tamarac: $1.5 million for improvements in drainage, roadway, sidewalks and utilities to Tamarac Village on Northwest 57th Street between Northwest 94th Avenue and Pine Island Road.
West Park: $1,443,607 for street improvements on Northwest 56th Avenue and a business development at 1901 State Road 7.