On September 5th, what would have been his 85th birthday, the city of Miramar honored the late U.S. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, with the unveiling of “Alcee L. Hastings Avenue”.
The corner of SW 62nd Avenue and SW 33rd Street was renamed after Congressman Hastings, who was a longtime resident of the city of Miramar.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by several Caribbean-American elected officials including Miramar Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis, who put forward the resolution to the city earlier this year.
“It is great to finally be able to pay tribute to him for his contributions to our great city with a street renaming in his honor,” Commissioner Davis said.
“September 5th also happens to be the late Congressman’s birthday so we will have a cake to celebrate this momentous occasion alongside members of his family and the community. I brought forth the Street Renaming Resolution to the City Commission and I am very pleased that on March 3, 2021, it was adopted and so we are now able to show our respects in this way to our beloved Congressman.”
Congressman Hastings represented Florida’s 20th District, which included parts of Miramar, up until his death on April 6, 2021. In June this year, a portion of Northwest Sixth Court, between Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale, was also renamed Alcee Hastings Street.