Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 16
requested that the Board approve this application as the neighborhood and businesses need this hotel.
Monty Lalwani, neighboring resident and merchant, commented on the efforts of the Blackstone Group to work with neighbors and requested that this item be approved.
Karen Beard, CEO Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, spoke in favor of the project.
Patrick Shavloske, of Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, spoke in favor the
project and of the excellent relationship with the LXR Group.
There being no other members of the public wishing to speak on this item, Chair Curtis closed the public hearing and brought the discussion back to the Board.
Mr. Glassman commented that the parking space allotment is one count off in the documents. In response, Ms. Hall explained that 288 spots are required but 289 are provided.
Mr. Glassman asked if consideration has been given to allow for public restrooms as such an amenity is lacking on the beach. Ms. Hall said that no available space for public restrooms remains at this particular property.
Ms. Graham asked if the current parking garage is illuminated all night long. In response, Ms. Hall said the garage operates 24 hours; therefore lighting is illuminated all night for safety.
Motion made by Ms. Maus, and seconded by Ms. Adams, to approve with staff conditions.
In a roll call vote, the Board approved as follows: Mr. Welch – yes; Ms. Graham – yes; Ms. Golub – yes; Ms. Adams – yes; Mr. Glassman – yes; Ms. Maus – yes; Ms. Freeman
yes; Mr. Curtis – yes. (Motion passed 8-0).
Florida Sunrise Propco, LLC / Stay Social Hotel
Site Plan Level IV / Renovations to Existing Hotel / Sunrise Lane District (SLA)