Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 6
Florida, less right-of-way for the Seaboard System Railroad
1915 SW 21 Avenue
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.