Aquarius West Pool Deck will open soon
Will the the West Deck Pool be open this week-end of December 29, 2018?
Now that the concrete work on the South face of the North Tower is complete the re-opening of the West Deck Pool is near. There are few safety concerns and the chance of debris falling from the construction effort is not anticipated.
The deck dead plants have been removed. The deck pavers have been power washed. The furniture has been cleaned up. The protective cover of the swimming pool is not there anymore. The pool water chemicals are in the proper level. The pool walls and bottom cleaned and sanitized.
There is just one additional hurdle to overcome: the boiler (water heater) is not working to its best performance. The maintenance firm has already been contacted. Lets hope they can correct the problem before the week-end.
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Publix across the street from Aquarius?
Is there a Publix Supermarket in Aquarius’ future?
Publix applied for a new store to be erected at 3100 S. Ocean Drive. This is a parcel next to The Residences of Hollywood. It is almost across the street from Aquarius.
The final plan for a construction of about 62,000 square feet has been presented to the City of Hollywood. It is not approved yet. There was a meeting before the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on December 3rd, 2018. If approved by TAC the next step is to get the approval from the Planning and Development Board (PDB). The PDB will announce a public hearing with 15 days in advance.
Individuals interested in this development may appear to voice their opinion, ask questions and comment on the proposed plan.
Additional questions may be directed to Deandrea Moise, Project Planner, Division of Planning and Urban Design, City of Hollywood, tel.: 954-921-3471 option 3.
At the City of Hollywood website some information will be available HERE. Also going to the home page of the City of Hollywood or http://www.hollywoodfl.org/ and using the search box with the word – agenda – some additional information should be available soon.
Channel 10 News has a short report on how this Publix may look like if approved.
Groceries by Boat? Channel 10 News
Do you like the idea of having a supermarket just across the street?
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Aquarius Stairs to the Beach – New 2018 Design
The President of the Board of Directors of Aquarius approved a new design of the Aquarius stairs to the beach. These stairs allow access to sea-shore from the East Deck. Residents using the East Deck Swimming Pool can go directly to the beach as it was done in the past.
The new stairs are needed because the cost to rebuild the old stairs would, probably, be higher given the great amount of repairs needed. Besides the old stairs do not met the Construction Code. The steps are too short and to high and the top landing is very small.
Previously another design was considered (The link will open in another tab). In October of 2017 this blog published the artistic rendition of this previous concept. It had 5 landings and it was very similar to what is now under progress. Two factors determined the change. The estimated cost was near $60000.00 and it was a long set of steps.
The new design has just 3 landings and has an estimated cost of under $40,000.00. It is not easy to understand why it took so long to finalize this East Deck detail. Cost was one factor but also technical aspects may have come into play. The final details of the project are still under study. The City of Hollywood construction permit has not be applied for yet. Hillman Engineering, our engineering firm of record, is working on it. Aquarius has been promised the final plans and permit application to be done in a few weeks. This post is of December of 2018.
Let’s hope for a quick resolution. Check out the new design bellow and compare with the previous one of October 2017.
View from the ground
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