Stories written by Sarah Sinatra Gould

Certificate of Use: Purpose and Process


Prior to opening any business in the City of West Park, a Certificate of Use must be obtained. The Certificate of Use assures that the business is allowed in the zoning district where it is located. It also verifies that the structure was built for the proposed type of business. Businesses must also have a […]

Pain Clinic Ordinance


Prescription drug use and the proliferation of pain management clinics in the state of Florida received extensive press coverage. Often pain management clinics become “pill mills” which often have adverse impacts on communities. On August 3, 2011, the City Commission approved a moratorium on the opening of pain clinics and directed City staff review a […]

Building a Quality Mixed-Use District: SR7/U.S. 441 Redevelopment


By Sarah Sinatra Gould…. From February 5, 2005 through February 11, 2005, residents and business owners of West Park participated in a community visioning process known as the Miramar/West Park Strategic Master Plan Charrette series. The visioning process was conducted to work with the community on plans to improve the economic and aesthetic conditions along […]

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