Monday, October 27, 2014

How Palm Beach Gardens grows: Nearly 30 projects on the runway

From what I hear, development activity is picking up in Lake Worth. William Waters is predicting fuller Planning and Zoning Board agendas. Here is one development proposal that was advertised in last week's Lake Worth Herald that is larger than what we have seen recently.

It's actually a mixed use project, that will include approximately 104 residential units, along with an amount of professional office space. This is on the north side of 2nd Avenue North, west of Boutwell Road, near the canal.

This "pick-up" in development and investment activity pales in comparison to Palm Beach Gardens, however. Click title for link for a quick summary of all that is going on there. Remember 700 people per day are moving to Florida now and more than half are moving to south Florida. From the article:

A baseball’s throw from [Palm Beach Gardens] city hall, the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute last week opened a 39,000-square-foot acute care, therapy, MRI and physical training center that has fielded injured athletes from the city diamonds next door, among hundreds of other patients each day.
Across town, workers hammer away at the Benjamin School’s $11 million performing arts hall, aiming for a grand opening this spring for an auditorium that will be a focal point for the prep school’s 1,100 students, their parents and faculty.
The two projects are among nearly 30 cropping up citywide as the economy thaws, enhancing the city with sought-after features but challenging officials to maintain the quality of life that attracted the growth.
[Later in article two of the major proposed projects...]

Briger: The 681-acre tract, bordering I-95 south of Donald Ross Road, already has approvals for thousands of houses, townhomes and apartments, in addition to office and retail buildings, all meant to support growth spurred by the nearby Scripps Research Institute.
FPL: The council this past year approved a master plan for a NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light campus with 913,000 square feet of office space, for a site east of I-95 and north of PGA Boulevard.


ebb said...

Ever since Scripps was tasked with developing an Ebola vaccine the resistance to developing the Briger Tract has melted away. Just think, “a Scripps researcher from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida discovered the cure to Ebola”!!!

LWLocal said...

Eastward Ho!!!!!