Pembroke Pines, FL (April 28, 2022) – The City of Pembroke Pines is holding a special street dedication in memory of Taylor Bishop, the four-year-old who tragically lost his life after a plane crashed into his mother’s SUV near North Perry Airport on March 15, 2021. The dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of SW 72nd Avenue and 13th Street.
In addition to renaming SW 72nd Avenue Taylor Bishop Avenue, a bench and historical marker will also be placed on the site. Reverend Dr. Keith Spencer from Trinity Lutheran Church will welcome those is attendance, followed by words from City of Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis and City Commissioners.
Taylor’s mother, Megan “Kiki” Bishop, will then share her thoughts before a butterfly release and the unveiling of the bench and plaque, and street dedication.
Parking for guests and media will be located at Maxwell Park, 1200 SW 72nd Avenue. All traffic will be routed off Pines Boulevard and 72nd Avenue, heading south. 72nd Avenue will be shut down at 9:45 a.m. for the event to begin. The road closures begin at SW 10th Street and SW 15th Street, both in the north and south direction off SW 72nd Ave. All traffic will be redirected to SW 71st Avenue during the event.
The City Commission unanimously passed Commissioner Tom Good’s motion for a Resolution to rename the portion of SW 72nd Avenue between Pines Boulevard and Pembroke Road after Taylor Bishop.
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