Deadline Extended for City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance and Neighborhood/Business Recognition Awards
New Application Deadline is Thursday, March 1
Monique J. Damiano, Public Information Specialist
Public Works Department
Fort Lauderdale - The City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Board has extended the application deadline for the 34th Annual Community Appearance Awards and the 2nd Annual Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards to Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. Applications are available on the City’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/neighborhoods. Applications may also be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (954) 828-7600.
About the Community Appearance Awards
The Community Appearance Awards are presented each year by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission and the Community Appearance Board to recognize homeowners, architects, developers, landscapers, and builders for projects that enhance the City's visual image and economic vitality. Neighborhood and civic associations are also recognized for projects that positively affect their communities.
Eligible projects may be submitted for an award in one of eight categories – commercial, institutional, landscape/garden, multifamily residence, municipal facilities/parks & recreation, single family residence, retail, or special projects. All projects must be located within the City of Fort Lauderdale's corporate limits and be visible from a public thoroughfare. New construction projects must have a Certificate of Occupancy or a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy issued by the City's Planning and Zoning Department between April 2010 and February 2012. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the application.
The Community Appearance Board selects winning properties based on a site review of the project’s exterior, the structure and outdoor space, as well as how the project visually enhances the surrounding community.
About the Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards
The Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards recognize and acknowledge collaborative projects that improve quality of life and revitalize Fort Lauderdale’s communities. Fort Lauderdale businesses, civic and homeowners associations, and neighborhood groups may apply for an award for a variety of projects including, but not limited to:
- Neighborhood cleanups
- Waterway cleanups
- Green spaces
- Park improvements
- Litter control projects
- Graffiti cleanups
- "Adopt a neighbor" home improvement projects
Projects submitted for the 2012 Neighborhood and Business Recognition awards must be within the City’s corporate boundaries and must have been developed and completed in 2011.
The CAB will judge submitted projects based on how well they generate positive change and neighborhood improvement through hands-on, grassroots, innovative, and creative activities that reflect social, physical, and collaborative efforts. In addition, the board will review actions such as project management and leadership, volunteer contributions, sustainability, and public-private partnerships.
For more information about the Community Appearance and Neighborhood and Business Recognition Awards, please e-mail email@example.com or call 954-828-7600. You may also visit the City’s website at www.fortlauderdale.gov/neighborhoods.