333 NE 7th Avenue, a 14-story tall, 53-unit condo project
VPCA members voted overwhelming to oppose this project at the June general membership meeting but I am sorry to report that the project was effectively approved. On Tuesday, June 16, a city resolution to call the project up and hold a public hearing was defeated. As the project goes forward it will include a raised crosswalk at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 4th Street, as we had requested.
1770 East Sunrise Blvd – proposed to be a 9-story office/medical office building
The concern with this project is that all activity takes place on the south side of this building which backs up directly to Victoria Park. The delivery drop off is on the south side, as well as two external staircases. This building also contains a large terrace area which is also on the south side of the project and parking spaces for six motorcycles for some reason. This project is being reviewed by the city’s development review committee and will be approved once the DRC finds that it meets the code. The neighborhood has requested that the entrance and exit to the building, which is on Victoria Park Road, direct the traffic out towards Sunrise Boulevard with a curved curb cut.