Each and every week Lake Worth gets special attention along with 5 other cities and you have to wonder why (square miles/population from Wikipedia):
- Lake Worth 6/35,000
- West Palm Beach 58/100,000
- Boynton Beach 16/68,000
- Jupiter 21/61,000
- Wellington 45/62,000
- Palm Beach Gardens 55/49,000
Below is a blog post from yesterday. It's about zoning and development happening close to Lake Worth's western border. After you're finished reading ask yourself this question: "Why is Lake Worth so special?" It shouldn't be.
To the east and south of Palm Beach State College (see image below) is the County's John Prince Park. The City of Lake Worth's western border is Lake Osborne Drive, not shown on the map, on the east side of the park (click on image to enlarge).
|Image above from this week's (10/20) Lake Worth Herald, page 5. Read more about this below.|
This is the kind of news you don't read about in The Palm Beach Post. If you didn't know any better you would think real estate news of any significance stopped at the western border of the City of Lake Worth and picked up again out near the Village of Wellington somewhere. Remember the Post's "Central Palm Beach County" blog that's almost all about Lake Worth?
|The little City of Lake Worth is also special each and every Monday too. Highlighted along with much larger cities. Palm Springs is a little city too? Why can't they be special every now and then?|
Most everything between Lake Worth and Wellington gets ignored for the most part but every now and then real estate news from a city other than Lake Worth gets attention like this news from business reporter Jeff Ostrowski about Greenacres.
Then you have that cabal of malcontents here in Lake Worth opposed to any development whatsoever but they do make a lot of noise and that gets the attention of the press. They're keenly aware of what's happening in John Prince Park and not happy about that either. You know, they're the one's upset about Garlic Fest next year, want to eliminate all human activity because of Gopher tortoises, tied up in knots over the new dog park under construction, all twisted over the possibility of Spring Training baseball. . .
Well, guess what's happening right across the road (Congress Ave.) from John Prince Park in Palm Springs? From page 5 of this week's Lake Worth Herald, "Legal Notice No. 30862, The Village of Palm Springs proposes to adopt the following Zoning Ordinance" to:
"ADD A NEW SUBDIVISION X 'COLLEGE-HOSPITAL OVERLAY' TO INCLUDE SECTIONS 34-1081 THROUGH 34-1084 ENACTING AREA SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCES FOR THE SOUTH CONGRESS AVENUE CORRIDOR"
[and. . .]
"A Public Hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held at the Village Council Chambers at Village Hall, 226 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, Florida. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM by the Village Council."
|Just three of the cities in "Central Palm Beach County". The areas in white are unincorporated Palm Beach County (suburban Lake Worth) and the Lake Worth Corridor.|