Let the Beaches Get Bigger in Fort Lauderdale

January 6, 2016

 

 

As if Fort Lauderdale beaches aren't beautiful enough, soon there will be even more of them.  What do you think the beaches are going to do for the Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market?  I think both will only get bigger and better!

 

See the full article here from WPLG Local 10.com:  

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - You typically don't bring sand to the beach, but in the case of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s renourishment project, the Broward County Commission says it's necessary.

On Monday, trucks carrying the first of 750,000 cubic yards of sand unloaded at Vista Park as part of the beach renourishment and shore protection project.

 

"It's taken about 19 years to permit this project all the way from the federal level, so we're happy to get this project kicked off," Commissioner Chip LaMarca said.

The $55 million project will place the sand along nearly 5 miles of shoreline between Hillsboro Inlet and Port Everglades. It's designed to widen the beach and provide storm protection for upland buildings along the shoreline.

 

But those who live right across from the project site, are not happy with the burden they have to take on.

"We expected to be affected, but not for four months," resident Rita Honan said.

Honan has lived on the stretch of Atlantic Boulevard for decades and says that although she's on board with the project, she is not OK with the effects the residents will have to bear for the extended time frame.

"The best scenario is they go back to the original plan and we can all share the benefit and the cost of doing it," Honan said.

 

Honan and the building association have been in touch with the city. Ultimately, city leaders like LaMarca feel the project is in everyone's best interest.

"We had 53 million tourists last year and most of them come to the beach and spend billions of dollars. So our beaches are very important," LaMarca said. 

 

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