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Buffer Wall Scheduled for Fall Installation

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By: Sharon Aron Baron

Several streets in Tamarac will be getting aesthetically pleasing buffer walls as part of the City’s overall corridor study with the Woodlands set to be installed the fall of this year.

The design was initialized in January, and the wall should be completed in September 2016, said Maxine Calloway, Director of the Community Development Department this week.

This project consists of the design and permitting of the Citywide Buffer Wall Project, Phase IIB, which includes approximately 5,900 linear feet of a precast system buffer wall, together with associated landscaping and irrigation improvements. Phase IIB will include buffer walls on the north and south sides of Commercial Boulevard, between NW 64th Avenue and Rock Island Road.  The design elements for this task include; concrete foundations, retaining walls, concrete columns and precast wall panels, together with associated landscaping, and irrigation improvements.

The wall that be installed in front of the Woodlands Country Club Section Two will be 3,200 lineal feet long and run from NW 64th Ave to the edge of the residential homes where the lake begins  – before the front entrance. It will replace a partial wall that has been damaged and repaired many times – and at the present time sits damaged.  The new wall will have a mix of wall types: 6 foot columns with fence and custom 6 foot masonry.

The second wall which be installed in front of the homes north the Woodlands along Commercial Boulevard and obscure parts of the dilapidated fencing belonging to homeowners bordering the street.  A few years ago, Podocarpus hedges were installed by the City in some parts of the wall, which requires irrigation and upkeep. This wall will be solid six foot masonry wall.

More walls will be installed throughout the City in future projects.  Stay posted for more news here.

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6 Responses to Buffer Wall Scheduled for Fall Installation

  1. JUDITH MARGOLIS Reply

    June 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Doesn’t look like an improvement ion beautification to me; seems the trees and hedges will be eliminated . What happens to the birds that take shelter, etc. in them and the coolness of greenery Some people have to change, no matter what the consequence. Also I chuckle because this is what the WNID proposed and which we fought so hard to defeat. So much for “government of the people!”

  2. Richard Powell Reply

    June 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Will the Podocarpus be moved or simply discarded. I’m sure many neighbors could use these plants.

  3. Maxim P Saint-Lo Reply

    June 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    The project will not satisfy everybody, but it is a step in the right direction towards IMPROVEMENT. It’s time we start getting some action instead of spending our time discussing what can be done.

  4. Adam Berke Reply

    June 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Given that these walls are being erected along the Woodlands it would make sense and I use the word “sense” loosely, that the construction would match the residency architectual design.
    Nope! We are getting your traditional Floridian cluster f*(&k of Mediterranean fusion of three different design elements resulting in dysfunctional harmony. That’s one ugly ass wall, only thing missing is the mote.
    If we had an architectural board that actually made meaningful policy then we would have a country club that attracted folks with taste and therefor the preservation would continue and thus higher home prices. I know it’s confusing.
    ***** and her unethical hold of elected offices is the perfect example of crony politics. She is protected to continue with her own financial interests, using the position to sell homes in the Woodlands while at the same time trying to prevent other real estate companies from displaying for sale signs, and girl scout cookies.
    It is disturbing that nobody has tried to oust her from holding any position. Maybe we can appoint her as the Woodlands official doggy pooper scooper.
    So this wall as protective as it seems to be intended, should at the very least be a co-op between out development and the city to come up with a design that is relevant to our community.

    Editor: The Woodlands WHOA had no say over this wall. This is a city-wide buffer wall project and will walls will be installed in various streets over the next few years.

  5. John Louer, PhD Reply

    July 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The existing wall on Commercial Blvd that starts across from Chase bank has been repeatidly smashed by cars making the left hand turn from 81 street.
    In fact during the most recent fix of the wall it was smashed again before construction was completed. That is 2 hits within a few weeks.

    If a street light or two are not put up on that corner expect to see repeated smashes to the new wall at greater cost to repair.

    Think about it. If nothing changes then nothing changes.

  6. Thomas Burant Reply

    October 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Is this Tamarac government at work with the September wall not started here in October 26? Oh yes, it is now an excuse for the $13 billion tax increase, even though it was not even planned when wall was agreed to in January 2016. Based on this track record and that of the school boards $800 bmillion wise, never support local government grab for more money. A veteran of local government employment for 23 years

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