Make homeowners whole in FLL runway project

Although many continue to fight against the south runway expansion project, I think the time has come to concede to progress and instead focus on the next critical issue: guaranteeing that homeowners within the incompatible noise contour will be treated fairly. Full Story
GetReal

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 May 12, 2009
This is exactly what the Broward County Commissioners promised: to keep homeowners affected by the airport expansion whole. They sponsored this plan and they need to support this plan.
bye bye houses

United States

#2 May 12, 2009
I bought next to a pig farm and it stinks!

Shut-down the pig farm!

(signed)
Geo. Orwell
a.k.a."Piggy"
Another Dania Resident

United States

#3 May 13, 2009
Ouch! You paid $390,000 for a townhouse in Treasure Cove close to the airport? What were you thinking? I guess you werent when you bought close to the airport during the real estate boom. I am thinking your builder is running to the bank and laughing all the way now. As for Airport noise. Its not a question of if its a question of when the south runway project will start. Your talking big government and they will do what they want when they want to do it. This is to serve the Cruise Ship industry not to help any residents of Broward County. If the airport was to close today, We would all go to Miami International and wouldnt have a problem with it. Does anyone who is fighting against this remember back about 25 years ago how US-1 in Dania looked north of Old Griffin Road? Think about it, it looked a whole lot worse than it does now. Tire shops, hookers, run down and ugly. Sort of what downtown Dania looks like now.
Lucy

United States

#4 May 13, 2009
A well written peice that I completely agree with. I also live in the area. When my family and I relocated here we were not told about any possible runway expansion. Now we have a home we love that me become uninhabitable. We have spent lots of time and money making this house a home inside and out. If this runway is constructed we should be given a sum that takes into account the actual value of the house including upgrades. I also have to say I am saddened by this topic, we don't WANT to move, and can't believe the runway expansion looks like it's going to happen. What about the environmental issues? Its infuriating.
PIMPLE

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 May 13, 2009
Stacy Ritter says she doesn't care, as she breaths in the toxic fumes from her Parkland home.
Another Dania Resident

United States

#6 May 13, 2009
Lucy, Like I said, its not a matter of if, its a matter of when. The Government doesnt care about the environmental issues of John LLoyd State Park or Anne Kolb Center on Sheridan Street. Its the US Army Corp of Engineers that is telling the state to let water out of Lake O. So its a man made drought! They will do what they want when they want to do it.
getalike

Redmond, WA

#7 May 14, 2009
The reason Dania took the hit on the south runway was primarily due to Dania having fewer homes requiring MILLIONS of TAXPAYER DOLLARS to fixup or buyout VERSUS a north runway --- which would have required BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS for the ten's of thousands homes located in SW Fort Lauderdale and the years of letigation to resolve + an Environmmental Impact Study that would never have passed muster.

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