I believe one of the best ways forward to maintain funding for our city’s level and quality of services and alleviate the burden on current property owners is to expand the tax roll through carefully increased density along our commercial and transit oriented corridors with redevelopments that conform to our city’s scale and small town sensibility. The year to come should bring progress in this area by us all working together.
In late October, the city's consultant, Calvin Giordano, provided a presentation to the City Commission on the draft Urban Form and Density study, which offered results of their research and public outreach on the future of our urban form and density in Wilton Manors. The full presentation can be found here.
This process has been specifically designed to provide the public with opportunities to weigh in and share their thoughts and support as to what kind of form new and future growth should look like in Wilton Manors and where in the city that growth should be limited. I have been encouraged, as the public has confirmed the position I have shared and will continue to take on their behalf in that preservation of our single-family neighborhoods is a priority and that the growth we seek to develop should be limited to our aging commercial and transit oriented corridors.
The City Commission will accept the full report later this year, and Calvin Giordano will begin to build the regulations that will provide developers with the vision and tools to redevelop our aging commercial infrastructure.
The People’s Mayor