The city and county reached an agreement
after this site went online
WILL THE BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION
KILL THE SISTRUNK DREAM???
fights to restore Sistrunk Boulevard
to 2 lanes, rebuild once-thriving business district;
and pushes for 3-lane thruway
THE SISTRUNK BOULEVARD
OF DREAMS —
Dreams that are being thwarted by the Broward County Commission,
which wants to continue to ram rush hour traffic through this corridor.
The neighborhood could lose $12 million in federal, state and local
funds because of
the County Commission's hard line against the neighborhood's two-lane
dream. [Rendering is of Midtown business district
at NW 9th Avenue intersection. See location in Google Maps. Click
SISTRUNK TODAY — As
late as the 1960s, this was a two-lane road through a bustling business
district. Then government destroyed the character of the area by
turning the Boulevard into a four-lane thruway for out-of-towners.
Residents want the rebirth of Sistrunk Boulevard to be the centerpiece
of their neighborhood redevelopment, but the Broward County Commission
More of Interest
Northwest undergoing an amazing transformation!
the last several years, beautful new
homes have been built in the Northwest while the plans for the rebirth
of Sistrunk Boulevard have moved steadily forward. This amazing progress
is outlined in these slides, which were used by Fort Lauderdale City
Commissioner Carlton Moore in recent "State of District III" addresses. Click
down the 4-lane 'Sistrunk Thruway!'
that? You don't use Sistrunk Boulevard all that much? Well here's your
chance to see the 2 miles of Sistrunk from the city line east to Andrews
Avenue — and do it without leaving your comfy chair! Just 12 photos
will give you a feel for the area. Notice that there's no lane for
parking on the entire route. Click
the 2-Lane THEN
& the 4-Lane NOW
Sistrunk in 1966 and today!
the Northwest's incredible new homes!
really great homes are going up in Northwest Fort Lauderdale. We've
got pictures of a bunch — both
new and renovated — including some nice "affordable
push to develop new and better housing coincides with the push to improve
the neighborhood's main street, Sistrunk Boulevard, which bisects the
residential areas. Click here.
& plans ... Dreams on paper!
plans are still on the drawing board, including the new streetscape
for Sistrunk Boulevard. Click here to see the plans.
Timeline of City-County sparring
a brief, easy to read look at the City and County actions regarding
the turnover of Sistrunk Boulevard from County to City control.Click
SUPPORT FOR 2-LANE SISTRUNK
"City commissioners ... should vote
to move forward with plans to turn Sistrunk into a two-lane street
and urge the county to be more accommodating to a sensible plan." Read
"The revitalization of Sistrunk Boulevard
has been delayed and stalled long enough. City commissioners should
vote to keep faith with residents by approving the two-lane project." Read
Rep. Alcee Hastings:
struggle is not about turning Sistrunk into Las Olas Boulevard.
Instead, it is about freeing the corridor from the neglect
of the past, and giving its residents hope for the future."
his Sistrunk column
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations
Negro Chamber of Commerce
Riverbend Homeowners Association
& all other District III civic associations
Broward Workshop, Urban Core Committee
NAACP Fort Lauderdale Branch
And 2,200 petition-signing residents!
WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore and offer
your support or your help!! To
email him, click here.
2. Email the Fort Lauderdale City Commission's "NO" voters*
email all three at once, click
* NOTE: Naugle and Teel
flip-flopped in April and voted to withdraw the city's
request to take over Sistrunk Boulevard. Rodstrom is married
to County Commissioner John Rodstrom (below), who is leading
the fight AGAINST restoring Sistrunk to its two-lane glory.
Email all the Broward County Commissioners and
urge them to support the plan to make Sistrunk two lanes.
To email ALL the Commissioners at
once (or their aides), click
To get the name
of YOUR County Commissioner, click
County Commission's web page, click
OR to email County Commissioner
John Rodstrom, right, who
represents the Northwest/Sistrunk area and much of Fort Lauderdale,
and is blocking the neighborhood's two-lane plan, click
This web site has been reviewed and approved
by Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton Moore
Email Commissioner Moore