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More parks, more parks management, and more resiliency against sea-level rise might be the key to Downtown Fort Lauderdale's future development, according to The Urban Land Institute.

The real estate research group presented its big ideas to improve the city to residents and development leaders Friday, after an advisory panel of experts spent a week studying the city's downtown core.

The plan involves more parks, hiring more staff and updating existing green space to adapt to a hotter climate.

wave streetcar project
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Fort Lauderdale’s City Commission is officially on-board with the Wave streetcar project again. 

Commissioners voted 3-2 at the regular commission meeting on Tuesday to officially move forward with the 2.8-mile-long streetcar loop and to consider new bids for the project. 

 

Dean Trantalis and Bruce Roberts, both running to be the city’s next mayor, were the commissioners who voted no. 

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Fort Lauderdale's controversial Wave streetcar program just got its next green light.

At a special meeting on Friday, the city’s Downtown Development Authority unanimously approved moving the project forward.

It's the second of three steps needed to make the streetcar project a reality.