On the morning of November 4, I had a surprise call from Mr. Wayman Bannerman, Chief of Staff for County Commissioner Moss, who informed me that someone was painting the 1.5 mile long subdivision wall that faces out to the south side of SW 152 Street (Coral Reef Drive) from SW 112 Avenue east to SW 98th Avenue.
Many of you may remember that our Civic Association spearheaded two projects to paint that wall– one solo project in 1991-2 (including extensive 1993 repairs after Hurricane Andrew), and again in 2006 with the help of Commissioner Moss and TEAM METRO.
Unfortunately, our loss of membership and financial support since the “Great Recession” has prevented us from participating in another project. Remarkably, the price of paint alone has about doubled in 14 years.
But, what was slowly becoming an ugly mess is now once again a beautiful sight to behold. We have not yet determined exactly how all of this has come about, but the best information we currently have is that this is a beautification project of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
There is one small section of the wall, about 150 feet, that has not been repainted because it faces out to Fairway Heights Boulevard rather than SW 152 Street at our community entrance-way at SW 102 Avenue.
We are going to make inquiries with adjacent property holders and other interested parties to see that this section is attractively painted. If you would like to participate in this effort, (labor, $$$, whatever), please contact us at our e-mail address.
Board of Directors
Colonial/Fairway Estates Civic Association, Inc