A total of 372 trees had to be removed from the convention center site as part of the construction of the new Port Everglades Terminal 4 Parking Garage. As part of the Convention Center’s LEED certification and on-going commitment to the environment, we were able to find new homes for a total of 208 trees in surrounding locations within Broward County:
· Bonnet House, Ft. Lauderdale: 10
· Plantation Heritage Park: 84
· T.Y. Park, Hollywood: 37
· Riverland Park, Ft. Lauderdale: 20
· Hagen Park, Wilton Manors: 19
· United Way, New Veterans Home, Ft. Lauderdale: 38
“This is such a great achievement for the Convention Center and Port Everglades. It is our duty and responsibility to make sure that with the progress of construction, we do what we can to preserve our trees and enhance our community’s environment.” Said Julia Johnson, Sustainability Manager
Multiple events will be held at the Broward County Convention Center, as well neighboring events, and up to 6 cruises in-port. Expect heavier traffic throughout the weekend causing possible delays along Fort Lauderdale’s S.E. 17th Street corridor and the surrounding area.
The premier event, set for September 25-27, 2019 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, brings together more than 500 Florida CPAs from around the state and vendors that offer real-world business solutions.
The City of Fort Lauderdale has declared a state of emergency due to a water main break near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The water supply to the city has been shut off for repair, affecting the Broward County Convention Center. It is estimated to take 24-hours to restore the water main line.