name of medication

August 2, 2011

Report on Dania Jai-Alai Marina

Filed under: Miscelaneous — Tags: , , , — Richard Jordan @ 12:36 pm

Dania Jai Alai's Future Marina?

I attended the Dania Beach City Hall meeting about the expansion plans for the Dania Jai-Alai. The Jai-Alai property continues to the Dania Cut-off canal though only the the land south of Northeast Second Street is developed. The undeveloped land has long been planned as a marina like the rest of down canal properties including Derektors, Playboy, Harbortown, and the home of our office, Royal Palm. But as any local knows Dania is a slow to change city, the oldest in Broward County and one of the least developed. New plans come, wither, and disappear. So it is with little faith but great hope I listened to the new Jai-Alai’s ownership group present their plans last night at city hall.

The plans disclosed centered around changes to the existing property including adding slots, a hotel, and renovation of current amenities. Most of the attendees were neighborhood residents, so the speaker (a representative of the investment group which seeks to add slots) outlined options for rerouting traffic to minimize the negative effects to the houses. He touched on building height and the timeline for the construction of a hotel which would debut in 2013 also located on the currently developed property. Every item he covered ignored the waterfront land until I was just about to leave.

Finally, talks turned to phase B of the master plan which was very vague and far off in the future – at the earliest 2013. The speaker unfamiliar with the complexities of marinas glossed over the ecological issues as “complex.” But he did reveal that any marina would solely feature 60-odd wet slips with no dry storage or maintenance. The illustrated mock showed three basins dredged into the wetland. Their vision is something more like the Loggerhead (Square Marina to locals) in Hallandale with its shoppes and restaurants than working boatyards like Playboy or even Royale Palm which haul out yachts and block them up on the hard.

A number of questions I have are still unknown:

  • How will such a marina affect the abutting park and Catholic church properties which also stretch to the Dania Cut-off Canal?
  • What kind of dredging work is required to shape the shallow waters and swamp land?
  • How do you handle the powerlines that run across the cut right off the Jai-Alai land?

Please feel free to share your thoughts whether you attended the meeting or otherwise have been party to discussions on the Dania Jai-Alai waterfront land.


Looking to Purchase or Sell Your Yacht? Please Contact Us.

Our professional and knowledgeable brokers are not only attuned to the ever changing international market but also have thousands of bluewater miles under their belts. We have the experience and integrity to ensure that your purchase of a boat will be a decision that you can be proud of.

Jordan Yacht and Ship Company represents fine sail and power yachts worldwide, both new and used. The majority of our many listings are just minutes away from our office. Call or email for an appointment and let Jordan Yacht and Ship Company help you launch your dreams.

"Dear Tom, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, and Jordan Yachts, for listing and selling our latest yacht. Our relationship has spanned over 20 years. We met you for the first time at the Newport Boat Show in the early 1990s. In 1994 you sold us a Stephens 47 cutter that we lived aboard until 1998. You personally installed a holding tank for us on the Stevens. You sold that boat in 1999 for 10k more than we paid for it. In 2003 we found a Bristol 41.1 on Yacht World located in the Sarasota, FL area and brought you in on the boat inspection, and eventual sale, because we trusted you and valued your thoughts and opinions. Because of your work, we negotiated an acceptable deal. You even helped us bring the boat from Sarasota to Ft. Lauderdale. We’ve enjoyed our time with the Bristol for 12 years and decided last December to put her on the market. We were in N Palm Beach at the time and you came up from Ft. Lauderdale to visit and to see what we had done to the boat over the years we had owned her. Last May, after our final cruise to the Bahamas, you came to our marina in SC to list and photograph our boat. The pictures and video you provided to Yacht World were critical in getting the buyers here from the Atlanta, GA area to view, and eventually purchase the boat. The coordination and support provided by Kathy at Jordan Yachts made the whole process seamless. Unfortunately, at age 76, my sailing days in “big” boats are over, but wanted to thank you and Jordan Yachts for providing expert and professional help in finding, and eventually selling for us, quality sailboats over the last 20 years." - PJ, S/V Dreamseeker 2