Sunday, July 12, 2015

In Palm Beach County: A community the size of Lake Worth to be built west of Royal Palm Beach

Wayne Washington has an article on the front page, above the fold, in the Post today titled, "South Florida's growth 'a reality,' builders say". Here is an excerpt:
     Portions of Palm Beach County today bear little resemblance to the county of decades ago. Long-time residents remember when all or parts of roadways like State Road 7 or Southern Boulevard were sleepy capillaries leading to farmland.
     Now, they are bustling arteries feeding commuters to huge subdivisions surrounded by grocery stores, shopping centers and schools.
     And in two more decades, changes in the county — particularly the northwest — could be just as profound.
     First on the horizon: the green-lighted project, formerly known as Minto West but now to be called Westlake, which will bring a community the size of Lake Worth to the rural area west of Royal Palm Beach: 4,500 homes and 2.1 million square feet of commercial and office development on six square miles on both sides of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road just north of Okeechobee Boulevard.
Note that 'Minto West' is now called 'Westlake'.