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Friday, June 12, 2009

Dania Hall Site Planning

The City is moving forward with plans to sell the old Dania Hall Site on Cedar Ave and 5th.

Earlier this week we held of first meeting of a newly formed advisory group to help navigate the process. We will be looking at both short term and long term solutions.

To help with information sharing and planning efforts the City has set up a Dania Site website here. You can find the notes from the advisory committee meeting here.

The West Bank Community Coalition is also hosting a meeting June 24 regarding the interim use of the site. Here is a flyer for the meeting.

Joe Bernard is the City staff person heading this up and he is happy to take comments or questions.

This is a very important parcel of land on a major commercial corridor in the community and is full of emotional and historical significance me and for many others. I recall some wonderful evenings performing in the Dania ballroom with my brothers in our old Rock band, the New Psychenauts, back in the 70s. It was a great tragedy when the beautiful Hall burned down and I will do whatever I can to make sure that what is built there in the future will be something that will serve the community in a way we can all be proud of.


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