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The City You Never Want to Leave

Posted by: Aliyah Shariff on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm


City of Fort Lauderdale staff, management and commission have been very busy lately.  In just over a year the City has been recognized by multiple national award programs and has introduced its long-term Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale: 2035 Vision Planthe Press Play Fort Lauderdale: 2018 Strategic Plan and Fiscal Year 2014 Commission Priority Initiatives to reestablish and inspire what’s to come for the city.

The City of Fort Lauderdale has recently been ranked #7 on both the “10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities” and “Top 10 Best Downtowns in 2014” lists by national organizations.

City visionaries collaborated over 1,500 ideas last year to pave the direction in which they aspired the city to move in. The City of Fort Lauderdale has now completed its 2013 Annual Neighborhood Survey and has found the people of Fort Lauderdale to be currently satisfied with the progress of the Fast Forward plan and the overall quality of city services.

Under the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale: 2035 Vision Plan, The City of Fort Lauderdale has taken a green Initiative in order to work to protect our environment. Waste-drop off events have successfully been scheduled with the help of neighboring communities to provide safe and easy ways to dispose of household hazardous items.  Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale allows us, as a community, to look into the future of our beautiful home and explore the opportunities to plan for an evolving residence. Through the citywide plan, we look to improve our city as a whole for the years to come, with concentrations on our streets, environment, transportation, safety, education and neighborhood.

The Wave Streetcar will also contribute to the city as an environmentally sustainable asset to the City of Fort Lauderdale. President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget has now included a recommendation to provide $50 million for the project. The 2.7-mile streetcar system, powered by electricity, connects our neighborhoods to downtown stations that are to be solar powered. Providing transportation for our community, the project serves to join land use with economic development throughout the city for those that live, work and play here.

Planning, budgeting, measuring and improving the city come together under The Press Play Fort Lauderdale: 2018 Strategic Plan. Attempts within the plan ensure day-to-day progress in our long term Vision plan.

The FY 2014 Commission Priority Initiatives are working together to budget our city to gain results. Goals include establishing a well-positioned city over several markets to create a sustainable and multi-modal community.  The Downtown Walkability Plan, the Northwest Progresso Flagler Heights CRA Five-Year Strategy and the Crime Reduction Strategy and Action Plan are only a few of the initiatives that have already been set into motion.

Fort Lauderdale’s Vision for the future includes a healthy and thriving city with all it has had to offer in the past, present and the quickly approaching future. The rich culture of the city is constantly evolving and Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale: 2035 Vision Plan is giving us the plan for action to get there and keep the city in its finest and fullest form for the years ahead.


 Video provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale.  


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