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The latest news on events and happenings in and around Rio Vista.  Check back often for updated info!

4/29/19 RVCA General Meeting 7:30PM @ RV Church
880 South Federal Highway
Please park in the lot on the North side of 9th & not in front of residences.
Guests Include: Sarah Spurlock, Fort Lauderdale's Nighttime Economy Manager  
& Imagine Broward & FLPD Captain Scelfo
Back on the agenda are the Bylaw Amendments "tabled" in January.  
The links below will show you the proposed amendments which the RVCA Board unanimously supported presenting to the General Membership.  
These will be voted on separately after a brief summary by Mr. Tatelbaum.
**4/30/2019 6-8PM Downtown Master Plan Open House 
has been cancelled by the City and will be rescheduled.**


Meeting Cancelled

FDOT has cancelled the project to consider a pedestrian crossing over the New River!

Vice Mayor Sorensen posted this on FaceBook this morning:  FDOT was exploring the possibility of an expensive pedestrian bridge over the New River. I encouraged the City Commission to oppose it and to communicate our unanimous opposition to this proposal. We did, FDOT heard us and FDOT has withdrawn the project. Thank you FDOT!


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four is hosting a Public Meeting to learn about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the New River Pedestrian Crossing project. A PD&E study is FDOT's process to evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with a planned transportation improvement project. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate design concepts for a pedestrian /bicyclist crossing across the New River in the area of US 1/South Federal Highway.


Ped Bridge meeting

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The city conducted a public meeting on February 26 (presentation below) to discuss and receive public input on the seawall replacement along Cordova Rd. and the proposed new Dock Use Permit ordinance.  Significant changes were made to the proposed ordinance from the first discussion at the Marine Advisory Board.   The primary one was clarifying that ONLY the upland parcel property owner would be eligible to apply for a permit.  Previously, neighboring parcels would be given that opportunity as well.  The new language only allows for neighboring parcel owners to apply if there is no direct upland parcel (think street ends.).  You can read the full ordinance below with the public discussion link.  The next step will be another hearing with the Marine Advisory Board.  We will post time and date when available.




pdfFeb 26 Presentation


The city has also put up a dedicated page for information related to this project. Follow the link below.

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