Sunday, August 9, 2015

Westward Ho! in Palm Beach County

Ron Bukley at the Town-Crier has a lengthy and detailed article about the dizzying pace of development in western Palm Beach County. Here are the first few paragraphs:
     Would-be developers in the western communities are in a race to see who gets the remaining allocation of traffic in the area, Palm Beach County Engineer George Webb told the Town-Crier this week.
      Last year, Minto West got county approval for a rezoning allowing 4,436 homes. [emphasis added] Meanwhile, GL Homes, which owns property to the west of The Acreage, is attempting to alter the Agricultural Enclave Act to apply it to that development as well. Avenir, a 7,600-home development planned between Northlake Blvd. and the Beeline Highway in Palm Beach Gardens, is also in the application process.
     The GL Homes plan calls for 4,900 homes in a predominantly residential community, with only about 250,000 square feet of commercial space, meaning most of the residents would be commuting to shop and work.
I know, I know. There goes Wes again beating that dead horse.