"Restore the SE 13th Street Median"
Sept. 16, 2004 — Workers pave a median owned by the City of Fort Lauderdale to provide 'private' parking for the First Christian Church on SE 13th Street. Grass was torn out to turn the neighborhood's attractive linear park/entryway into a parking lot for 14 cars. The area's landscaped medians were declared a neighborhood asset in the S. Andrews Master Plan and by a former City Manager and city Parks Director.
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out there is not right
By Cal Deal --- GO
Council of Civic Associations
Supports Restoration of Median
View Letter OR Download PDF file of letter (36K)
BEFORE and AFTER Photos
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MEDIAN PARKING LOT
Parks & Rec Director renews his opposition
in letter to City Commission, calls project unjustified
How Did Your Commissioner Handle the Median Issue?
out in the
DESTROYING CITY BARRICADES
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the SEARCHABLE minutes
Fort Lauderdale Property & Right of Way Committee Meeting
9/20/04 289K PDF file
AERIAL PHOTO SHOWS HOW PARKING DESTROYED MEDIAN
New photo shows asphalt parking lot
"In the Name of Mr. Burns"
Mr. Burns and angry citizens
Former City Planning
Opposes Parking on Median
Letter to the City Commission
Median Parking "For the
A Little History
I went into my copy of "Checkered Sunshine" and learned that the wide streets and medians in Poinciana Park/Croissant Park were put in at the insistence of Thomas E. Hoskins and his wife.
Hoskins was a Chicago investor and part of a group that bought the entire Croissant Park subdivision. Frank Croissant was their developer and sales manager.
The streets were designed to rival the ones built in Hollywood by Joseph Young, the Hollywood developer (Young Circle). Take THAT, Hollywood!!
Hoskins became Mayor of Fort Lauderdale in November 1929 and served for two years. The current Poinciana Park neighborhood includes part of the original Croissant Park plat.
THE 10th COMMANDMENT
"Thou shalt not covet ... any thing that is thy neighbor's."
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