Thursday, October 8, 2015

Big votes tonight in Palm Beach Gardens on the Briger Tract

Sarah Peters at the Post has this news on big votes tonight on the future of the Briger Tract. Here is an excerpt:
     Two big projects are up for approval in Palm Beach Gardens Thursday — United Technologies’ highly anticipated showcase and a 300-plus apartment development, both on the Briger tract. [emphasis added]
     The United Technologies’ Center for Intelligent Buildings is likely to get the final nod from City Council at the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 10500 N. Military Trail. Construction on the 265,000-square-foot, six-story showcase with a four-story parking garage could start later this year and be completed in 2016.
     State officials have said the center showcasing United Technologies’ brands will bring 380 jobs and a $115 million capital investment to the area. Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach County and the state offered millions of dollars in economic incentives to get the company to commit to South Florida.
Tomorrow will let you know how the vote went and take a trip down memory lane vis-à-vis our good friends in the Anarchist community here in Lake Worth. Who can forget the "battery in the lake"? For many years now they've tried to stop anything from being built in Palm Beach Gardens' Briger tract and the sluggish economy and Great Recession were a big help for them. It's a much different story now.
Here's a different vision for that large "in-fill site" in Palm Beach Gardens: