Plantation Midtown was established in 1988 as a Safe Neighborhood Improvement District for the Midtown District pursuant to Chapter 87-243, Section 59, Florida Statutes entitled Safe Neighborhood Act. Under the Act the City completed a “Safe Neighborhood Master Plan” that supported and enabled the City to establish as a special taxing district and utilize a maximum of two mills ad valorem tax on real property within the district. The City pursued this strategy in order to obtain additional State and local financial resources to address public safety and set the stage for the future redevelopment of the Midtown District.
The District is located in central Plantation and bounded on the north by Cleary Boulevard, south by Interstate 595, east by University Drive and on the west by Pine Island Road.
A District’s Advisory Board was established in 1988 by City Ordinance No. 1569 to represent property owners and the business community and, is composed of seven members appointed by the Plantation City Council acting as the district’s Board of Directors. Advisory Board appointees serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Councilmembers may reappoint current members or may consider new appointments during Council meetings conducted on June of every year.
The purpose of the advisory board is to provide input to the City Council and staff on how to allocate public funds generated within the Plantation Midtown special taxing district. The Board, which is comprised of business representatives from within the Midtown District, also provides input on development projects in the district.
The Advisory Board is made up of the following members:
- Jon Auerbach, Stiles Corporation
- Owen Duke, Edington Duke
- Barry Lethbridge, P.A. Lethbridge Realty
- Jane Schor, DDR/Fountains Shoppes of Distinction
- Anthony Seijas, Falcone Group
- Barbara Simmons, Westside Regional Medical Center
The Advisory Board meets on Wednesday, every two months, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Development Services Building, 401 NW 70 Terrace, 1st Floor Conference room. The scheduled meeting dates are as follows:
- January 9, 2019
- March 13, 2019
- May 8, 2019
- July 10, 2019
- September 11, 2019
- November 13, 2019
If you are a property or business owner within the Plantation Midtown Development District and, would like to receive meeting announcements and agendas or are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Peter Dokuchitz, Principal Planner, at the Planning, Zoning & Economic Development office at 954-797-2265 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us at www.plantation.org and click on the Special Districts tab.
Plantation Midtown Links
- Florida Statutes Title XI, Chapter 163 – Part IV Neighborhood Improvement Districts
- Ordinance No. 1569 creating Plantation Midtown and the Advisory Board
- Resolution No. 5168 adopting By-Laws for Plantation Midtown
- Advisory Board Members Contact Information
- Board of Directors Contact Information
- Broward County Code of Ethics (Amended)*
*The City of Plantation follows the Broward County Government Code of Ethics