Thursday, October 1, 2015

Check back here tomorrow: What could have been at the Lake Worth BEACH!

Above is a Casino building we could have had: the structure located on the center of the property (an unobstructed view of the ocean coming off the bridge), a parking garage located to the rear of the building, a new pool to the north, with traffic flowing seamlessly around the entire BEACH.
Instead we're left with a substandard structure that's losing money every year and will be a burden for decades to come, a pool few are interested in using, a terrible parking situation and traffic flow, and a still-vacant second floor. Who is responsible for this mess? Here they are:

5 comments:

Russ said...

It's baffling how the best proposals were simply discarded. But that's the public's fault, isn't it?

We'd truly be better off bulldozing the whole thing and start over. There really is no way to FIX what we're stuck with, no alternative other than patchwork compromise.

It's a shame, but the idea of public projects executed with excellence are usually killed by cheap political expediency... and in this case, incompetence.

Anonymous said...

Keep drinking the Kool aid Russ...

mitch pomper said...

we should close the pool..its a luxury we cannot afford raise the parking rates and be done with it...that should clear most of the deficit

Anonymous said...

lets close the gym and the parks and the ball-fields too. We clearly can't afford any recreational facilities.

Wes Blackman said...

To Anon at 2:39, that is not the point. The point is that the beach renovation project was sold to the citizens that it would be making money, even under the most conservative projections and assumptions. That turned out to not be the case.