Pompano Beach is currently in the middle of a redevelopment process to revitalize its beachfront and historic downtown. The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear BlimpSpirit of Innovation.
Its name is derived from the Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), a fish found off the Atlantic coast.
There had been scattered settlers in the area from at least the mid-1880s, but the first documented permanent residents of the Pompano area were George Butler and Frank Sheene and their families, who arrived in 1896 as railway employees. The first train arrived in the small Pompano settlement on February 22, 1896. It is said that Sheene gave the community its name after jotting down on his survey of the area the name of the fish he had for dinner. The coming of the railroad led to development farther west from the coast. In 1906 Pompano became the southernmost settlement in newly created Palm Beach County. That year, the Hillsboro Lighthouse was completed on the beach.
The Pompano Beach station is located at Northwest Eighth Avenue and 35th Street, just southeast of the intersection of West Sample Road (SR 834) and Military Trail (SR 809). The station, officially opened to service January 9, 1989, offers parking. Pompano Beach is the last station not to be renovated to include better platform roofs, elevators and a pedestrian bridge over the tracks like most stations underwent.
In 2011, Tri-Rail received a $5.7 million grant to renovate Pompano Beach as an environmentally sustainable station, collecting more than 100% of its energy demand through solar power, with the excess to be put on the grid. Construction was to have started in spring 2012 and finished by May 2013 but the project fell through. In December 2014 Tri-Rail's governing board awarded a $40 million contract to Gulf Building to build a new headquarters, parking garage and station on the site of the Pompano Beach stop and on April 17, 2015 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that groundbreaking was to take place later in the month. The upgrades are scheduled for completion in summer 2016
On Monday, Fort Lauderdale police said investigating several incidents involving threats of a school shooting posted to social media ... On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of an 18-year-old Stranahan High student who lives in Pompano Beach.
Today the WashingtonPost describes a real estate agent in Pompano Beach who urged buyers on Facebook to move to "the most beautiful State." ... The brokerage's owner told the Post they didn't "want to be involved with anyone with thoughts or motives like that." ... Earlier in the week, the Post reported.
According to TMZ, the Florida rapper teamed up with Francky Pierre, who runs the Philanthropic Work and Outreach charity, and purchased $12,500 worth of air conditioners and door-to-door hand-delivered them out of a truck to residents at the Golden AcresProjects in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Hustad is listed as president of InternationalAviation Services, an aircraft brokerage firm headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida. According to a blurb posted on the company's Hustad 'has flown 10,000 hours in more than 45 makes and models of aircraft.' ... Social media posts suggest Hustad leaves behind a grown daughter and grandchildren ... .
A flyer posted on Jackson’s Instagram page Monday says the third annual event will be held at McNair Park in his hometown of Pompano Beach ...View this post on Instagram. 🚨 Come join me at our annual LJ’S Funday🚨 Face mask must be worn NO EXCEPTION 👧🏽👧🏼👦🏻👦🏽🧒🏼🧒🏻Location McNair Park Pompano Beach Fl @forever8dreamer @era8apparel.
The "Jumanji" star posted a video to Instagram in which he read excerpts from a letter he'd received from Lorraine Angelakos, a senior at Pompano Beach High School in Florida...Johnson agreed. Angelakos offered to fundraise to cover Johnson's travel and food expenses to attend the school's commencement.
The 48-year-old wrestler-turned-actor posted a 13-minute video addressed to high school seniors from Pompano Beach High School, after one student's request to speak at her ceremony "knocked me off my feet". The Jumanji star posted a video to his social ...
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thieves are apparently targeting cars in the vast high-rise communities of CypressBend and Palm Aire off PowerlineRoad in west Pompano Beach and neighbors are putting the word out on NextDoor. One resident posting, “Another Honda vandalized at Cypress Bend.
MarshallWilson made history on Friday night, but he still left room for more ... "I feel really good," Wilson said. "It’s my junior year ... "At the (50 free) final, he just came out of nowhere. He earned it.". He was RaphaelSantos of Pompano Beach, who swam a 20.96 to touch the wall first in the championship final. Wilson posted a time of 21.27 ... Prep Zone ... .