|More information is below, including this about a recently dismissed lawsuit (from a press release): “At this time the City is still considering whether or not to pursue court costs from the losing party.”|
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“I have to tell you, in 23 years I’ve never, ever seen so many people come out, leave their homes at dinner time to speak in favor of an application. It just doesn't happen. People come to speak against, but people don’t come to speak in favor. So I am overwhelmed by the volume of people that have been here this evening.”
And. . .
“I believe the Gulfstream project is not only the right step but also a very crucial step in the right direction. I thank the board for their consideration of this project and I’m looking forward to the re-opening of this great landmark bringing people to Lake Worth who have always been hesitant and to finally showing off our town’s incredible Downtown and one of the best assets Lake Worth has to offer. Thank you.” [standing applause follows]
—Lake Worth resident who spoke earlier at the meeting cited above; a quote from this video:
Remember. The lawsuit that was recently dismissed had nothing whatever to do with the Gulfstream Hotel. Work could have begun long ago in preparation for a restoration of that historic structure. The lawsuits were over the height limit of any hotels to be constructed nearby:
Lake Worth, FL* – Gulfstream Hotel, District Court of Appeals Ruling
On March 31st, 2017 the 4th District Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the previous court and confirmed that the City had acted legally in approving the Gulfstream Hotel annex to be built to 65′.
The original suit and recent appeals claimed that the City had violated the City Charter in permitting a building plan that was over 45′. The City was represented by Carolyn Ansay of the Torcivia Law Firm.
Throughout the process, both Carolyn and the City were confident that the approval of the Gulfstream Hotel Annex was legal. At this time the City is still considering whether or not to pursue court costs from the losing party.
“From the beginning of the process the City was confident that the law would support the rezoning and the two rulings have clarified this position. As a Lake Worth resident I look forward to the reopening of the historic hotel.”
—Carolyn Ansay, City Attorney.
|The big question now is. . .|
|. . . will any progress at all be made by New Year’s Day in 2018?|
|Following that meeting — held 20 months ago — Hudson Holdings then wrote they were, “hard at work refining a proposal that we believe will work for everyone . . .”, because their idea for a “Better Beach” was rejected by the public.|