Monday, April 25, 2016

The latest: "Boynton high school revamp delayed by lawsuit"

Attiyya Anthony at the Sun Sentinel has the latest news about the Boynton Beach historic high school:

     "The city's legal team says that discussing the project's potential costs and revenue could lengthen a pending lawsuit. That's because the plaintiff, who previously had plans for the site, is seeking 'monetary damages for the lost profits it believes it would have earned' had a prior project gone forward, city agenda documents state.
     In 2013, Juan Contin, of Boynton Old School Partnership LLC, presented the city with a plan to turn the vacant school into an entertainment and destination center. The city rejected the necessary zoning for the project, because they didn't believe that Contin could secure the $4.5 million to renovate the building, documents show."

[and. . .]

      "As part of the recently submitted plan, Straticon Construction would invest $4 million into the building, allowing REG Architects to save the school from demolition and transform it into a community focal point that would host most of the city's art, senior and civic classes.
      At a recent meeting, the City Commission asked the City Manager to find the remaining $1.5 million and at least $300,000 annually for 20 years needed to finance the building's redevelopment."