Coral Ridge Holiday Party Saturday, December 20

HappyHolidaysLightsCome join us this Saturday, December 20, 2014 at George English Park (1101 Bayview Drive) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for the 15th Annual Coral Ridge Association Holiday Party. Great fun for kids and adults alike with refreshments for all. There will be pony rids for kids, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, and a huge double lane slide. Santa and Mrs. Clause will also be there for photos. Please bring an almost new toy for a donation to charity. This party is a great annual tradition for neighborhood kids and adults. Help get the word out about our party. Forward this post to your neighborhood friends, and click here for a flyer you can print out and give to your neighbors. See you on Saturday at this great family neighborhood event!

Holiday Party Thursday, December 11

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Date: Thursday, December 11
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club
2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Ft. Laud.

Come join us for the Coral Ridge Association Holiday Happy Hour at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club from 5:30 pm to 7:00 on Thursday, December 11.  Our friends at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club have graciously opened their doors to the residents of Coral Ridge for a neighborly Holiday Happy Hour at the Burgee Bar.  Drinks are available at the cash bar, and the Coral Ridge Association will provide light appetizers.  Stop by on your way home to say happy holidays to your Coral Ridge neighbors!

Board Meeting Thursday, December 11

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The Association Board Meeting this month is Thursday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  The highlights of the agenda include:

  • Crime Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Update regarding the annual Holiday Party – December 20, 2014
  • NCIP Project Update: 13th Street and Bayview Drive
  • Committee Reports
  • New Business

This month will be a short meeting.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Galleria Project Update – Presentation at Coral Ridge Association Meeting Cancelled

The presentation by the Galleria Mall scheduled for tonight at the Coral Ridge Association General Membership Meeting has been cancelled.  Based upon the overwhelming community response to the proposed project, I have been told that the project is unlikely to proceed in its current configuration.  Below is the statement from the Galleria Mall representative:

As I mentioned earlier, our client has spent several months over the past year developing a plan for a transformative project at the Galleria and we processed plans for this project with the City of Fort Lauderdale in September.   Since the initial presentation of the Galleria community plan, we have received a considerable amount of feedback about the plan.  We are currently evaluating all of the feedback, both positive and negative, and we are reevaluating several aspects of the Galleria plan.

At this point, it is unlikely that the Galleria plan will proceed in the current configuration and we will be considering refinements and improvements to the plan over the next few months.  Accordingly, we would like to re-schedule the presentation of the Galleria plan to the Coral Ridge Association.  We do not want to present a plan that is unlikely to proceed in the current configuration. Over the next few months, we will be working on refinements to the plan which address the issues raised over the past month- first and foremost of which is traffic.

Thank you again for the opportunity to make a presentation to the Coral Ridge Association, and we look forward to re-scheduling this presentation.

Accordingly, there will not be a presentation regarding the Galleria Mall Project tonight at our meeting.  However, the meeting will still go forward with the remainder of the agenda.

General Membership Meeting, Thursday October 23

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The Association Fall General Membership Meeting is this Thursday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  The highlights of the agenda include:

  • Crime Update: FLPD Officer Tom Gestal
  • Candidate forum for November 4 Election
  • Galleria Mall Project: Brief Update of the Project
  • 2015 Board Election Results
  • Discussion regarding the Fort Lauderdale Trailer Ordinance
  • Discussion regarding the CRA Holiday Happy Hour – December 11, 2014
  • Update regarding the annual Holiday Party – December 20, 2014
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Galleria Mall Project Presentation: Coral Ridge Association October General Membership Meeting

There has been a lot of community discussion regarding the proposed project at the Galleria Mall since the project was described at the Galleria meeting on September 8.  Many questions were asked.  Representative of the Galleria have agreed to come to our October 23 General Membership meeting to address some of the unanswered questions, provide a forum for additional questions, and to discuss the concerns of Coral Ridge.  I will provide additional updates as the meeting date nears.  Thank you.

Board Meeting Thursday, September 11

calendar_September_11The Association Board Meeting this month is Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  The highlights of the agenda include:

  • Crime Update: FLPD Officer Tom Gestal
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • List of Candidates for the 2015 Board

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The Galleria Development Presentation, Monday, September 8

Galleria_LLC_EviteOn Monday, September 8, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, representatives from The Galleria and its design team will present a proposed community development at The Galleria.  The proposal is expected to include seven new buildings, including condominiums, a hotel, upscale senior living, new shopping, street level retail, and an updating and rehabilitation of the surrounding area and all side streets to include bike lanes and walking areas. The total expected units (condominium, hotel, and senior living combined) are currently projected to be between 1500 and 1600 units.  The presentation will include the current vision of the project and answer questions.  More importantly, this meeting is an opportunity for residents of the surrounding neighborhoods (Coral Ridge included) to see first hand what is being proposed, and to offer input and suggestions.   Apparently, changes to the project have already occurred in response to community suggestions.  The meeting will be held at The Galleria, 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard, at the west end of the property near Banana Republic.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand wast is being proposed, express support or concerns, and make suggestions that could be incorporated into the project.  For more information, call 954-564-1036.

City of Fort Lauderdale Microsurfacing Project Update

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, an update regarding the Annual Street Microsurfacing Project is on the agenda of the City Commission Conference Meeting. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the City Commission Conference Room.   A copy of the memorandum regarding the project update is here.  If you have any unanswered questions regarding the project, or would like your comments to be heard by the City Commission, please be sure to attend the meeting.

Board Meeting Thursday, August 14

calendar_August_14The Association Board Meeting this month is Thursday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club!  Our friends at the Yacht Club have graciously invited us to have our Board Meetings at their wonderful facility.  We thank them for their hospitality.  The highlights of the agenda include:

  • Discussion regarding the recent car burglaries in Coral Ridge.  Both Commissioner Roberts and representatives of the Fort Lauderdale Police will be in attendance to answer any questions;
  • Discussion and approval of the slate of candidates for the 2015 board;
  • Discussion of the annual Holiday Party; and
  • Committee Reports.

If you are interested in being nominated for the Association Board of Governors for 2015, please contact Jon Gundlach or Ron Laffey via a private message though NextDoor, or via this website.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting at our new meeting location, the Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.  Please remember that our hosts have invited meeting attendees to enjoy dining and drinks available for purchase with a credit card.