Wilton Manors Gazette

  • Comedy and Concerts

    The biggest acts come to the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Janet Jackson brings her Unbreakable World tour to the Triple A on Sept. 20, followed by Marc Anthony, Oct. 2 – 3, Ricky Martin, Oct. 24, and Taylor Swift, Oct. 29. Madonna will be stopping by, also, but you’ll have to wait until January. Get your tickets now. Tickets and more information at AAArena.com.

  • Commercial Recycling to Remain Voluntary

    In September of last year, Commissioner Tom Green expressed an interest in possibly making commercial recycling mandatory in the city.

  • Commission Approves Affordable Housing Program

    More than 10 years after the city established its Affordable Housing Program, commissioners have decided to implement it. The program was established in November of 2005 and is funded through impact fees - .25 to .50 cents per square foot on renovations and new construction. 

  • Commission Approves Goodwill Pool Rezoning

    The proposed pool at the former Goodwill site hasn’t been given final approval by the city, but it cleared one of the final hurdles with a rezoning approval. The rezoning of the facility, 550 E. Oakland Park Blvd., was unanimously approved by commissioners at their meeting on May 22. It was rezoned from Light Industrial to General Business [B-3].

  • Commission Approves Medical Marijuana Retail Centers

    Wilton Manors will allow the operation of medical marijuana retail center dispensaries.

  • Commission Approves Resolution Denouncing Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

    Resolutions approved by the city commission are usually done so without much debate.

  • Commission Approves Tentative Property Tax Increase

    Property values are up in Wilton Manors and commissioners may take advantage with a slight increase in property taxes.

  • Commission Debates Alcohol Ordinance

    Wilton Manors’ bar and restaurant owners may soon have fewer chances to extend last call.

  • Commission Denies Developer’s Flex Unit Request

    Most residents who spoke about the proposed townhouse project at 549 NE 21 Ct. were in favor of the project. But, citing density concerns, commissioners did not approve the developer’s request for 12 flex units.

  • Commission Divided on Parking Lot Purchase

    Although city commissioners unanimously support efforts to acquire more land for parking on and near Wilton Drive, an available property, located at Northeast 23 Drive and Northeast 11 Avenue, has them divided.

  • Commission Extends Temporary Sign Ordinance

    For the fifth time, commissioners extended an ordinance which allows business owners to put out a temporary feather flag or banner to advertise their business. The extension was approved at the Nov. 28 meeting.

  • Commission Makes Move on Parking

    Tired of talk, Wilton Manors commissioners directed city staff to create a shuttle service to help alleviate some of the parking problems along Wilton Drive.

  • Commission May Call for Increased Liquor Tax to Help Homeless

    As Fort Lauderdale’s restriction on feeding the homeless in public parks grabs national headlines, the Wilton Manors Commission may propose a resolution to help fund programs aimed at helping the homeless.

  • Commission Moves Forward on Changes to Sign Code

    Sign pollution was a big part of the conversation surrounding the proposed changes to the city’s signage regulations. Commissioners approved the changes at their Feb. 28 meeting but will have to vote on the issue again to make the changes official.

  • Commission Moves Forward on Generator Rule

    Per the city commission’s request, the city manager and city attorney will research what regulations other cities have instituted regarding generators and multi-unit residential units with multiple stories.

  • Commission Passes Gun Control Resolution

    Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on June 28 calling on federal and state legislators to pass more effective gun control laws.

  • Commission Passes Moratoriums on Clinics, Group Homes

    At their meeting on Feb. 14, commissioners passed two moratoriums – new medical clinics in the Wilton Drive Arts & Entertainment District and new group homes in the entire city. The moratoriums do not apply to existing clinics or group homes.

  • Commission Ponders Action on Gun Control

    In the wake of the murder of 17 people during the Stoneman Douglas shooting on Valentine’s Day, Wilton Manors commissioners are trying to figure out how to respond.

  • Commission Responds to Water Concerns

    After months of criticizing city officials about the city’s water quality and a lack of response, commissioners officially addressed Boyd Corbin by placing the issue on the April 24 agenda.

  • Commission Tentatively Approves Pool but Concerned About Parking, Future Use

    Wilton Manors commissioners are generally in support of the proposed pool facility at 550 E. Oakland Park Blvd. But concerns about parking and the possible future use of the property may prevent them from approving it. Whether or not the city approves the project will be determined at a future meeting. The building has been unoccupied since at least 2011 after Goodwill moved out.