STOP THE
15-STORY
BEHEMOTH
BOATYARD!

UPDATES:

Sat 4/14: Adds PDF file of building drawings, or view images of the drawings (they're smaller than in the PDF version).

Thurs 4/12: DVDs of the Behemoth Boatyard videos are being mailed citywide. Includes photo.

Tues 4/10: Adds link to marina fires article by Marine Firefighting Institute.

Mon 4/9: Adds graphics on whether boat storage is allowed in a B-1 zone, and the possibility of a towering inferno of gas-filled boats . Also a link to today's Sun-Sentinel story.

Wed 4/5: Updates Teel story to note that a public hearing is not guaranteed.

Wed 4/4: Teel to the rescue! Commissioner "calls up" Behemoth Boatyard for Commission review.

Tues 4/3: Adds Planning Board vote & who appointed each member

FOR INFORMATION

Dan McKenna
Norwich Condos
resident
954-524-9049
or email

Tina DeMarco
Harbordale resident
954-767-4640
or email


Of Interest

FPL'S SOOT-SPEWING CHOKESTACKS AT PORT EVERGLADES. See the night vision YouTube video, plus still images taken over four years.

WHERE THE BOYS ARE. Connie Francis sings — with clips from the film that put Fort Lauderdale on the map!


CITIZENS' YOUTUBE VIDEO CAMPAIGN
BELIEVED A FIRST FOR FORT LAUDERDALE!

CITY COMMISSION OKS
MAY 15 PUBLIC HEARING
ON BEHEMOTH BOATYARD

Vote is 5-0; citizens present anti-boatyard petitions
signed by more than 500 residents

HUTCHINSON EXPECTED TO CAST DECIDING VOTE

See Story


Citizens' Video Plea to Cindi:
STOP THIS MASSIVE MISTAKE!

Gigantic 15-story, 387-foot long boat storage facility would
tower over Cordova Road area, throw homes into the shadows

 

CLICK ON VIDEO (6:13) TO SEE RESIDENTS EXPLAIN THEIR CASE
AGAINST THE MASSIVE "HARBORAGE CLUB"


City's professional planning staff says
Behemoth Boatyard is way too big for its site


Planning Board ignores them
and approves project 5-4



Neighborhood is represented by Hutchinson


SUN-SENTINEL REPORT, 4/9/07

 


These blowups will give you a better
feel for the enormous size of the project

Click on images below

 

DID YOU KNOW ... that The Behemoth Boatyard will generate another 682 vehicle trips per day in the area? That's over and above the traffic that's there now.

 

 

The shadow areas were only 1-1/2 inches wide on
the copy of the study we got from City Hall!


CITY PLANNING STAFF TRASHES
BEHEMOTH BOATYARD

Read the highlights or the full 7-page report (PDF)


The Fire Issue:
15 Stories of Gas-Filled Boats

Read the Marine Firefighting Institute's article
on covered marina fires. Click here.

Excerpt regarding fires in covered one-story marinas:
"Heat from this fire is not dissipated, as it would be in an uncovered boat slip. The buildup of heat will be trapped by the roofed-in pier and then forced to race along the underside of this roof. From this point the trapped fire and heat will extend to all of the boats under its cover by radiation, auto-exposure, or by flaming material falling from the roof. The trapped radiant heat will also prevent other boat owners and marina staff from approaching the fire close enough to use their fire extinguishers." Read more here.


Boat Storage in a B-1 Zone!!????


Boatyard opponents mail DVDs citywide!

DVDs which explain why the Behemoth Boatyard would be a massive mistake are being mailed to active citizens throughout the city — including every homeowners association president — and to the press. The DVDs contain videos and a slide show of graphics about the proposed boat storage facility. A copy of the DVD (if any are still available) may be requested by contacting Dan McKenna at 954-524-9049, or by email


View the Site Plan (PDF)

View Site Data Table (JPEG)


View the Behemoth Drawings

Click on thumbnails below OR, for larger views,
download PDF file (412K)


VIDEO via YouTube

Hundreds of boat slip renters will be
thrown out of marina to make room
for buyers of "luxury" boat condos

Click on image


WHAT YOU CAN DO!!!!

1. Contact Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Cindi Hutchison and tell her the proposed Harborage Club is way too big! To email her, click here.

2. BETTER YET ... to email all five City Commissioners at once, click here. Remember, ANY ONE of them can call the matter up for City Commission review.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dan McKenna — 954-524-9049

Tina DeMarco — 954-767-4640


 

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Cal Deal
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