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Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 6

Florida, less right-of-way for the Seaboard System Railroad


1915 SW 21 Avenue

General Location:

West of I-95, East of SW 22 Avenue, South of Flamingo Park, North of S. Fork of New River

Chair Curtis asked for disclosures. Board members disclosed communications they had regarding this item.

Ms. Miller swore in those who would be speaking on this item.

Mr. Howard Nelson, attorney on behalf of the applicant, stated representatives from all consultant groups are present. Mr. Nelson gave a brief PowerPoint presentation on the proposed Fort Lauderdale Boat Club. He spoke of the history of the original structure, Jackson Marina, which pre-dates the residential neighborhood. Mr. Nelson stated that current issues such as neighborhood compatibility, parking, landscaping, and access throughout the site need to be addressed. He explained that the project was designed to address these concerns.

Mr. Madfis, architect for the property, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed project. In summary, Mr. Madfis stated that the following measures have been taken to meet compatibility and zoning requirements:

  • The 10-foot buffer yard has been provided

  • The easement has been vacated and all setback requirements have been met

  • Landscaping is up to Code

  • Non-confirming uses have been eliminated

  • Lighting has been directed away from the residents

  • Appearance character and scale are compatible

  • Loading facilities, parking and dumpsters have been screened from residential


  • Wall and fencing requirements have been met

  • Building height is only at 50 percent of height allowed

  • Overall quantity of boats ranging from 20-150’ on site has been reduced

Ed Ruff, developer for the property, spoke of his background in the real estate industry and his experience building marinas over the years. He explained that this project was designed based on what was felt to be the ideal marina for the future.

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