On Tuesday, April 9th from 7 PM – 9 PM, we are hosting Tim Petrillo, Alan Hooper, Robert Lochrie III, and Steve Hudson for a Q&A to discuss their early business ventures and the future of development in Fort Lauderdale.
With all the residential and commercial development in Fort Lauderdale it is sensible to balance our building boom with green spaces. This holds especially true for Flagler Village — Fort Lauderdale’s burgeoning vertical community.
Amendment 2, Limitations on Property Tax Assessments
Voting YES on Amendment 2 protects taxpayers from large, sudden increases in property taxes in the future when the value of properties rises in boom years. This serves to benefit all of Broward County, just as voting YES on the Penny Sales Tax question aims to.
Don’t confuse Historic Designation with Historic Preservation
While Historic Preservation is a good thing, Historic Designation has a downside. At its core is taking private property rights from property owners with or without their consent or recompense and giving those rights to the state.
The 4th Annual Oyster Fest starts Friday, October 5th at 6:30 pm with a 5-course dinner and beer pairing at Top Hat Deli in Flagler Village. The main event is Friday, October 19, from 6 pm – 10 pm in the parking lot of Coconuts and G&B Oyster Bar.
**UPDATE** It was so great meeting and speaking with some many engaged members of our community. We had tons of fun at the FATVillage Artwalk and wanted to share some of the pictures we took during the event. Creating impactful change is easy . . . [when you have the right group of friends] Earlier [...]
Broward voters should know the BIG question on the upcoming November 6 ballot
This article informs on the benefits of generating an estimated $16 billion for transportation and infrastructure over a 30-year period by increasing Broward County’s sales tax by one penny. If you live, work, or socialize in Broward County then you should know how great this surtax will improve your quality of life.
Already, there are more than 35 restaurants and bars on Las Olas to choose from. That’s really impressive, especially because no themes or menus are repeated. You can literally have lunch and dinner 7 days a week and never eat the same meal twice.
At Big Picture Broward, we define the “big picture” as progress through thoughtful, innovative urban development. That means, there will always be a bigger picture (which is a good thing). Every urban landscape must evolve to meet the needs and lifestyles of the current (most active) generation.
The Wave Streetcar may not have been the perfect solution for our city. But that only means we have to keep planning and assessing until the best one presents itself. Our strategies for tri-county interconnectivity, economic growth, urban development and traffic congestion will depend on the way our county designs our newest public transportation installation.
On February 27th, 2018 we partnered with C&I Studios to host our first ever Taco Tuesday Town Hall Event. We invited the Fort Lauderdale city commissioners to join us for free tacos and beer, and a night of thoughtful discussion.