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Here’s The Scoop…Scenic Highway Sights In LBTS….Do Us Proud…

June 19, 2009 by Barbara

A SERIES OF SIGHTS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE SCENIC HIGHWAY HERE IN LBTS…..

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‘Anglin’s Pier was built by the Anglin family in the early 1940’s. Melvyn Anglin, also the first mayor of Lauderdale By The Sea was a fisherman who said he would catch the most fish in that vicinity on the beach. He decided to build a pier at that location. The pier was rebuilt and made longer  in 1963. The grand re-opening of the pier was on the day of the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Anglin’s Pier in the longest pier in South Florida. It is also the lowest pier to the ocean. The pier gives you the unique feeling  of being  directly on top of the water. It makes  fishing a little bit easier and makes sightseers a little bit closer to the ocean. Anglins Pier is surrounded by the nearest coral reefs on the east coast of the United States.
Anglin’s Pier is the only Pier in South Florida that the walkway is made completely out of wood planks. While the other piers in Florida and throughout  the country have cement and other types of walkways, Anglin’s Pier wood plank walkway creates a historic ambiance with its construction.
Anglin’s Pier has the visually unique destination of being in Lauderdale By The Sea. While on the pier, you look west and notice the village atmosphere of the Town.  South of the pier is the Galt Ocean mile and north is Pompano Beach. Nestled in between is Lauderdale by the Sea and the pier is in the center of the Town.

In 2006 the pier suffered damage from Hurricane Wilma and at that time the pier was only open halfway and lost what had been done from Hurricane Francis and Hurricane Jeanne that had damaged it the year before that.
The Pier, as of the Fall of 2006 is open and operating 24 hours a day.
Anglin’s Pier has been completely refurbished and the previous hurricane damage is non-existent  while you stroll on the pier. . The patrons  of the pier have the chance  to look down  through the pier to see the many different sub-tropical and tropical fish that live around the pier in their habitat and also being witness to some unbelievable catches of which so many are in Awe.
Anglins Pier is the focal point of the Town of  Lauderdale By the Sea and just recently, on the April 5th edition of New York Times newspaper. there was a full page  in the travel section with an article on Anglin’s Pier with the headline ” Affordable Fun on South Florida’s Gold Coast”.’

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…Some Scenic Sights Suggestions Sent In…To Be One Of The Coveted Five…

June 19, 2009 by Barbara

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1-One of the prime visitor sights on A1A in Broward County is the Hillsboro Inlet and Lighthouse.
2- Birch State Park and all of A1A from NE 19 Street to Harbor Drive (only place in the Southeast where you can park and see the ocean etc)
more to come….
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Here’s The Scoop….We Have Liftoff….

June 18, 2009 by Barbara

THUMBS UP!…

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BC- e-mailed from the Scenic Highway teleconferencing meeting…(previous post…sister  site/comm. meeting)….

‘Great News!! At their meeting yesterday, the State’s Scenic Highway Advisory Committee determined to recommend that FDOT designate the State Road A1A corridor in Broward County as a State Scenic Highway.  Attached is a photo of attendees at the teleconference on yesterday (Courtesy of Kevin Walford).

TranSystems, the consultant for the Florida Scenic Highways Program is updating the  Scenic Highways Video and wishes to incorporate our coastal A1A corridor into the video. The videographer/photographer will be coming down to take shots of the Broward County A1A corridor.  We need to submit the top 3 to 5 intrinsic resources  (State Parks, historical houses, Lighthouses, etc.) on the A1A corridor.  If you would like to submit one intrinsic resource from your city/town, please do so ASAP but no later than noon tomorrow.

We will be contacted a day or two before they come to our corridor. Also, please coordinate with the facilities where shots are to be taken and alert them that the videographer/photographer is coming.  At this time, we do not know the date/time that they are coming (depends on the weather).

Please keep in mind that only 3 to 5 locations will be selected throughout the corridor.  If we don’t receive any responses by noon tomorrow, MPO staff along with John Rude will determine the locations.’

BC- Congrats to all those who have worked so hard…..From the time we all sat in Jarvis Hall (previous post)  those who volunteered their time …went through the process…and are now enjoying their success……Location…Location…Location….

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…The Trolley Is Comming Our Way….

May 17, 2009 by Barbara

GIVE THEM A WAVE….WELCOME TO LBTS….

The A1A Trolley Tour is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st from 9:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m. The tour will run the length of A1A throughout Broward County.  On this tour we will have some elected officials on board as well as CME members that have previously responded.

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…Scenic Hwy…2 Days Late…

January 30, 2009 by Barbara

OOPS…MISSED THE DEADLINE….

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Dear CAG / CME Member:

On behalf of John Rude, Chair of the Broward A1A Scenic Highway CAG/CME, we want to update you on our SR A1A Scenic Highway Designation package. The good news is that, in a whirlwind of activity, we were able to obtain all necessary signatures and make all recommended revisions to the draft material that was submitted recently for FDOT review.  The bad news is that our revised designation package missed the deadline by two working days. Because this is a strict deadline, action on our application has been postponed until June 2009.  While this is unfortunate, it will be important for us to continue to meet, make any additional adjustments to our designation package, and plan for our upcoming implementation phase. We look forward to a very positive determination in June and will look to each of you to help ensure that.

Please do not hesitate to contact John Rude at (954) 462-7766 or [email protected], Chris Heshmati at (954) 357-6658 or [email protected], Bett Kuttner at (954) 357-6648 or [email protected], or Gladys Leeks should you have questions or suggestions about how we will proceed over the next few months.

Thanks in advance,

Gladys Leeks, Associate Planner

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization Division

Environmental Protection & Growth Management Department

115 S. Andrews Avenue, Rm 329H

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954-357-6659

Fax: 954-357-6228

[email protected]

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