Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 5
Mr. Brewton explained that the City Code has a merge ordinance stating if a property is merged, it cannot be divided again.
Chair Curtis asked what the property owner receives if taxes go up once the property is vacated. Mr. Lochrie stated the property owner wants control of the property as she has been maintaining it and wants to eventually put up a fence.
Chair Curtis then closed the public hearing.
Ms. Maus asked if Ms. Miller is in agreement with Mr. Lochrie’s legal comments concerning this right-of-way. Ms. Miller confirmed that Mr. Lochrie’s comments are accurate and added that a right-of-way cannot officially be turned into a park.
Mr. Glassman asked why there was a breakdown in communication with the Neighborhood Association. Mr. Lochrie stated he had approached the Association late, but did not feel there was any intention to subvert their review process.
Motion made by Ms. Adams, and seconded by Ms. Freeman, to approve with staff’s conditions.
Ms. Adams was asked to accept the additional condition that the 15-foot easement be usable with no obstructions. Ms. Adams agreed to the amendment.
Ms. Adams was asked to accept the additional condition that future owners be jointly or separately responsible for maintenance of the easement. Ms. Adams agreed to the amendment.
In a roll call vote, the Board approved as follows: Mr. Welch – yes; Ms. Graham – yes; Ms. Golub – yes; Ms. Adams – yes; Mr. Glassman – no; Ms. Maus – yes; Ms. Freeman
yes; Mr. Curtis – yes. (Motion passed 7-1).
Fort Lauderdale Boat Club
Site Plan Level III Review / Waterway Use /
Conditional Use for Marina / Industrial Zoning (I)
Lots 1 and 2, Block 9, Brickell’s Subdivision, of Section 17, Township 50 South, Range 42 East, according to the amended plat thereof recorded in P.B. 1, P. 72, of the Public Records of Dade County,