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The city attorney sent the following to the commission on October 1, 2019. 

Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and Commissioners:

I am pleased to report that the U.S. District Court has granted the City’s Motion for Summary Judgment (converted from our motion to dismiss) and entered Final Judgment in the City’s favor in the above-referenced matter. I have attached the Court’s Order and Final Judgment for your review. If you recall, in addition to the various state court proceedings instituted by Edgewater, it also filed suit in federal court alleging that the City’s decision to deny its development application violated Edgewater’s Equal Protection rights. The Court agreed with our position and held that Edgewater’s Equal Protection claim is collaterally estopped and therefore barred as a matter of law. In other words, Edgewater cannot relitigate the same “issues” that were previously litigated and decided on the merits by the Circuit Court in its denial of Edgewater’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.

Based upon the foregoing final judgment, the remaining actions are now Edgewater’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari pending in Fourth District Court of Appeal (second-tier review), and its Declaratory Judgment action and (second) Petition for Writ of Mandamus pending in the Circuit Court (regarding the City’s refusal to amend its resolution denying the development application).

If you should have any questions, please contact me.

Alain E. Boileau

City Attorney




The Ft Lauderdale City Attorney has issued a memo that declares that the HHF Housing project currently under review is in fact a Social Services Residential Facility (SSRF) which is non-permitted use for the location.  Read the full memo by following the link below.  Stay tuned for further updates on the HHF application and public meeting dates.




UPDATE, see Sun-Sentinel Story 9/26/19  

Low-income tower not allowed in downtown Fort Lauderdale, city says

The City is hosting a public open house at 6 pm, Tuesday, September 10th at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers on the Advance Fort Lauderdale Comprehensive Plan Update. A poster session will follow a short presentation by city staff.

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for the city’s existing and future development, covering a wide range of topics, from encouraging sustainable development, livability, providing affordable housing, addressing climate change and sea level rise adaptation, transportation options, park and open space, to encouraging new opportunities for businesses to thrive.

Throughout the project, the City has encouraged stakeholders to provide input and provide feedback. In addition to attending the public open house, neighbors can review the draft plan elements (or chapters) and join the public discussion.

Please visit the project website at: www.advancefortlauderdale.com.

Feel free to share this email with friends, family and neighbors. Comments or question in advance of the meeting may be sent to Lorraine Tappen, Principal Urban Planner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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