General Membership Meeting, Thursday April 23 – Bayview Drive Improvements Vote

calendar_April_23The General Membership Meeting for the Coral Ridge Association is this Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club. This meeting is 1 of 2 General Membership Meetings a year (the other is in October) where matters are put to a vote before the general membership.  This Thursday, we will vote on the priority of possible traffic improvement projects for both Bayview Drive and 26th Street.

In 2003, Coral Ridge commissioned a traffic and beautification study for both Bayview Drive and 26th Street.  At the conclusion of the study, the Association was presented with a Master Plan for traffic calming and beautification in Coral Ridge.  Over the years, we have implemented a small portion of the Master Plan: Continue reading

Galleria Project Open House: April 18, 22, and May 2

Thumbnail (144x105)The Galleria Mall has invited our neighborhood to three open houses to view a scale model of the revised Galleria Project, ask whatever questions you have regarding the Project, and individually address your concerns. A copy of the Open House Flyer is here.

The Open House is in the Galleria Mall Community Room (the back entrance to food court behind Sbarro's Pizza) on the following dates and times:

Saturday, April 18, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The developer has been active with the Coral Ridge Association to address our concerns. We encourage you to go see the Project plan and convey your concerns or support to the development team. Once you have reviewed the project, please contact me or any of your Board Members to convey your concerns or support, so we can follow up with the developer as an Association.

Coral Ridge Association Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4

large_Easter_Egg_Hunt_Logo1Come join us at noon on Saturday, April 4, at Jack & Harriet Kaye Park (across the street from George English Park) for the Annual Coral Ridge Easter Egg Hunt. The park will be sectioned off for three separate age groups: 4 years old and younger; 5 - 7 years old; and 8 years old and up. This is a great event for the children of Coral Ridge and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. Remember to bring your child's basket and arrive early. The hunt starts at noon sharp and the eggs get scooped up quickly! We look forward to seeing you Saturday.

Board Meeting Rescheduled to March 19

calendar_March_19The March board meeting is rescheduled to 7:00 pm on March 19, 2015, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  Thank you for your understanding.

Board Meeting, Thursday, March 19

The Association Board Meeting this month is Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club. The highlights of the proposed agenda include:

  •  Appointment of a 17th Board Member
  • Crime Update
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • The Coral Ridge Monthly
  • The Coral Ridge Newsletter Review
  • Membership Requirements
  • Update regarding 13th Street Project
  • Galleria Project Open House Dates
  • New Business

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

Board Meeting Thursday, January 8


The Association Board Meeting this month is Thursday, January 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Coral Ridge Yacht Club.  The highlights of the suggested agenda include:

  • Welcome to the 2015 Board of Governors
  • Election of New Officers
  • Selection of Committees
  • Crime Update
  • Treasurer’s Year End Report
  • City of Fort Lauderdale TAP Application for Bayview Drive
  • Update regarding Chick-Fil-A Traffic on Middle River Drive
  • Update regarding the reality show production on 28th Street
  • New Business

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

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


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


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.