Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #708FY0001

Northgate Neighborhood Park












Mayor Samuel Brown


City of Lauderdale Lakes











Project Title:

Northgate Neighborhood Park

Date Submitted:

2/13/01 4:18:32 PM












M. Mandy Dawson














Statewide Interest:

This project addresses the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan in a dense urban CRA area.













City of Lauderdale Lakes


Stanley D. Hawthorne


4300 NW 36th Street

Contact Phone:

(954) 535-2740



Lauderdale Lakes 33319































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Project Description:








This project is a capital outlay request for the purchase of rapidly diminishing park space in a substantially under served urban area. The population of Broward County has grown to 1.5 million within the past few years and vacant land has become sparse.  Broward County?s Comprehensive Land Use Plan establishes that a minimum of three acres per one-thousand residents is needed to address quality of life concerns.   This standard has been adopted by the City.  Following this standard, the City of Lauderdale Lakes needs a minimum of 84 acres.  The City is deficient 61 acres (73%).  The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) recognizes outdoor multipurpose field space and picnic areas as a critical recreational need in Broward County.  This project would support that plan through development of  these facilities.  The State, County, and City?s expressed interests in providing sufficient park space, appropriate recreational opportunities and ensuring quality of life standards are addressed by this proposal.  This project serves multiple State, County, and City goals and addresses substantial park and recreational deficiencies in densely urban Southeastern Florida.  This project has been addressed in multiple public hearings as of February 7, 2001.  This project would include the acquisition and development of an approximately five-acre parcel for neighborhood park development.  Development would include: 1) creation of an outdoor multipurpose field, 2) removal of non-native flora, 3) the creation of a picnic area and 4) the creation of a playground area.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






4.67 additional acres of park land would be added reducing the City?s deficiency by six percent; 5% increase in athletic program participation city-wide; An average of one additional evening hour a day will be dedicated to non-programmed use of the current neighborhood park facilities; Residents of 500 single family homes would have new pedestrian access to park land; Remediation of  SCORP identified deficiencies would be addressed, including: 1) creation of  one multipurpose fields,  2) creation of a new 1000 square foot playground and 3) creation of at least 1 new pavilion and picnic area.











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Is there a documented need for this project?






State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan; Broward County Land Use Plan          











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

City of Lauderdale Lakes' City Commission


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