Dania Beach moving on redevelopment efforts

Dania Beach 's Community Redevelopment Agency has been laying plans that it hopes will bear fruit when the economy turns around. Full Story
Vote Feb 10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jan 17, 2009
Ok so now we get the picture expand the mega yacht industry obliterate all the residential neighborhoods. Just think of all the jobs cleaning the jet fuel off of the boats. This sounds like the plan.Just vote Jimmy,Teddy and Mike and get out the ones who failed on fighting for us. Vote Feb 10 Dania Beach.
Phil Heck

United States

#2 Jan 17, 2009
What is not often stated is that redevelopment requires the displacement of people and businesses who are in the way. Some landowners may reap financial benefits, but not everybody does. It will almost inevitably affect the lives of people who are not technically displaced -- quiet neighborhoods facing years of construction noise, as an example.
CRAs transform cities into growth machines controlled by pro-development interests that use government power and force to facilitate this displacement process.
city guy

United States

#3 Jan 17, 2009
Nice story. Looks like the city has some big plans. As far as displacement the city presented plans and got input from these areas and people seem to be in favor. Those displaced usually get taken care of too.
observer

Vero Beach, FL

#4 Jan 18, 2009
if it creates jobs - GO FOR IT!
Kris

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2009
Phil Heck wrote:
What is not often stated is that redevelopment requires the displacement of people and businesses who are in the way. Some landowners may reap financial benefits, but not everybody does. It will almost inevitably affect the lives of people who are not technically displaced -- quiet neighborhoods facing years of construction noise, as an example.
CRAs transform cities into growth machines controlled by pro-development interests that use government power and force to facilitate this displacement process.
The examples of your scenario happening are the exception to the rule. Visit www.redevelopment.net and educate yourself on numerous examples of appropriate, sustainable redevelopment that are underway throughout the State of Florida. Professional redevelopment done by professionals. The fact is that unless we work diligently to maintain what we have and fix areas that have gone into disrepair, we'll end up with pervasive slummy neighborhoods like you see in many northern communities where no reinvestment has occurred.
Broward Resident

United States

#6 Jan 18, 2009
Unfortunately CRA means build as many high rise condos as possible. Look at that monstrosity Hollwood allowed at Young Circle, a concrete block with no setback, no designe and a crown on top. CRAs are about giving developers anything they want.
Broward Resident

United States

#7 Jan 18, 2009
observer wrote:
if it creates jobs - GO FOR IT!
There are a lot of Mexicans going home because of all the condos that aren't being builtm, no jobs. In the future put an immigration inspector on each site.
Please

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jan 20, 2009
Broward Resident wrote:
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There are a lot of Mexicans going home because of all the condos that aren't being builtm, no jobs. In the future put an immigration inspector on each site.
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