By Dawne Richards
The Pompano CRA is busy on all fronts, planning a very exciting 2011! Just a reminder, monthly updates regarding all Capital Improvement projects are available right on the City’s website, at cheap lasik surgery philippines
CRA Business Incubator and Job Placement Center
EXCITING NEWS!!! The CRA Business Incubator and Job Placement Center is gearing up for an opening projected for March at 48 NE 1st Street, in Old Pompano.The Business Incubator will have 7 on-site businesses and 40 virtual business spaces available to Pompano Beach small businesses. Applications for on-site and virtual business opportunities are available at the Pat Larkins, McNair and Moore Community Centers as well as at the CRA Office in City Hall. Please fill out an application as soon as possible. For additional information, contact Jackie at 954-786-7867.
Harbor Village Public Space
This project includes the redesign of the existing public parking facilities within this commercial subdivision located on Atlantic Boulevard, between NE 26 Avenue and NE 28 Avenue. The area is deed restricted to parking. Since the City of Pompano Beach owns the entire 900 feet of parking at The Harbor Village Shops, the area offers a prime opportunity to make the traffic circulation pattern more efficient. The main goal of this project is to revitalize the area with pedestrian friendly features and create a pleasant ambiance. Some of the proposed enhancements include widening the existing sidewalk in front of the stores, adding an attractive landscaping pattern with palms and lush groundcovers, and creating an inviting traffic circulation plan with a finely decorated roundabout at one of the points of access to the site. The first reading of the ordinance requesting a re-zoning application was presented to the City Commission on December 14 and was approved unanimously. On December 15, the Planning and Zoning Board approved the site plan also unanimously. The consultants are concentrating their efforts to narrow down choices of sidewalk materials, fine tune the site’s geometry and finalize the selection of landscape components.
New Park at Palm-Aire
This project involves the development of a new park on 5 acre parcel of city property, 4025 W Palm Aire Drive. Amenities will include tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball, playgrounds, bocce ball courts and restrooms. A Request for Proposals for Guaranteed Maximum Price Contract was issued in November 11, 2010. Architectural Appearance Committee review was December 9, 2010. Construction proposals were due January 4, 2011.
As always, it’s an exciting time to be in Pompano Beach!