Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Walls of Lauderhill

One of the capital improvements provided under the Great Neighborhoods Bond, passed by the voters in March 2005, was the installation of Walls throughout the Homes of Inverrary and on the west side of the city. These walls were to replace many of the wood fences along the major arterial roads of the city, many of which were becoming in disrepair. Specifically, the walls on 44th Street are already under construction, and the program was to be completed over the next 4 years.

However, Hurricane Wilma created a significant problem for the wood fences. Many of them were torn away, leaving major gaps. Lauderhill then decided it would not be financially prudent to repair the wood fences, just to tear them down again in a short time. So it was decided instead to accelerate the wall program. Design plans are being created for the remaining walls, and as soon as they are completed, the construction will begin. Completion is hope to occur during 2007.

Before construction does begin, the city wants to make sure the design and color scheme is acceptable to the community, and will continue to inquire on this subject, as it has in the past. The question however remained on clarifying which walls were intended to be replaced. They are the wood fences are along 82nd Ave. to just south of 50th Street, along Pine Island Road south of 50th Street to 44th Ave., 44th Ave. from Pine Island Road to just west of University Drive, 44th Ave. from west of Inverrary Blvd. to the canal at Waterford Park, from the corner of 44th Ave. south along Inverrary Blvd. West to the beginning of Hawthorne Place, 44th Ave. from east of Inverrary Blvd (starting from the edge of the shopping center) east to the city borders, and along Inverrary Blvd. from University Drive to the canal (just north of 44th Ave.).

For a more detailed map of the walls, please e-mail me at I will then send you a pdf file of the map.

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