Wave streetcar Fort Lauderdale update.

Wave streetcar Fort Lauderdale update.

The Wave streetcar is a huge milestone for the betterment of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown. I just hope that city officials have the wherewithal to work on the additional phases in a way that will best serve our community. That being said, I think the third phase should be the Fort Lauderdale International Airport extension instead of into Flagler Village as this newest update suggests.

“The first set of tracks hasn’t been laid yet for the city’s planned $142.6 million Wave electric streetcar project, but officials are already considering a $7.2 million upgrade.

Proponents say creating a loop at the project’s northern end along Northeast Sixth Street in Flagler Village would promote redevelopment of more properties and would be an asset to the city’s efforts to attract businesses to Sistrunk Boulevard to the west.

Downtown officials have been debating a number of extensions: down Sistrunk Boulevard, out Southeast 17th Street to the seaport and to theFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and west on Broward Boulevard to the Tri-Rail station.

The approved Wave system is being built in two phases: a 1.4-mile portion between the Central Bus Terminal on Broward Boulevard and the county courthouse, and a second phase that would send a spur north to Sixth and one south on Andrews to 17th Street.

The city advisory board that oversees redevelopment in the area along Sistrunk recommended unanimously that commissioners move forward with the proposed change.

Commissioners plan to discuss the matter on Oct. 7, but will have to move quickly because design efforts are already moving forward.” –  Larry Barszewski, Sun Sentinel

Read full article

Related posts

What to Look for During Your Final Walk-Through

When you’re so close to getting your hands on the keys to your new place, it’s easy to want to...

Continue reading

Go Local with Interior Design: A Shopper’s Guide

One of the best things about moving into a new home is being able to put your own personal style...

Continue reading

What to Know Before Buying in South Florida

With year-round warm weather, sandy beaches and bustling downtown neighborhoods, it’s no wonder...

Continue reading
Create An Account
Are you working with a Realtor? Yes No
Create an Account To Save Properties & Searches
Why create an account? When you create an account, you will have the ability to save your favorite properties, leave comments, and save searches to update you when new listings hit the market. Use our powerful search tool for free
Don't worry, we hate spam as much as you and we NEVER share your information or send you unsolicited email.
Save Search