|From the article: “. . . more than 100 like-minded entrepreneurs, developers and commercial Realtors who packed the Lake Worth Casino ballroom for ‘Destination Lake Worth . . .’ ”. But the headline reads, “Mayor tries to persuade”? Huh?|
The Lake Worth CRA’s very well-attended, standing-room-only event last week (Thursday, 10/11) finally made it into the Post. I also attended this meeting and wrote about what happened last Sunday. The meeting was very positive. The negativity the Post reporter picked up on was something I didn’t notice at all. Why a good, positive event needs to be “balanced” with some negative observations seems very unnecessary.
And something I forgot to include in the original blog post, information from CRA Chair Cary Sabol: Since the depths of the Great Recession property values within the CRA District have increased seventy-six per cent. That’s right, 76%. A factoid that will silence the critics. Again. If you don’t remember those critics of our CRA, use this link for a refresher.
There’s another important meeting coming up on November 29th addressing our City’s revamped Land Development Regulations (LDRs). To learn more and register use this link. This event is free and parking is free as well for attendees.
|Promotion for the event last Thursday, “Destination Lake Worth”.|
|A very large crowd in attendance. For those arriving late it was standing-room-only. (To schedule an event or meeting at the Lake Worth Casino call the City’s Event Manager, Lauren Bennett, at 561-533-7395.)|
Check out my videos in the playlist from the event by clicking here.
|The CRA did an excellent job of presenting all their information with useful displays around the Casino Ballroom.|
About what you’ll see in the videos: Commissioner and Vice-Mayor Pro Tem Andy Amoroso gave an introduction to the standing-room-only crowd highlighting all the activities and programs going on in the Downtown area. He then introduced Mayor Pam Triolo who continued to tell the crowd that Lake Worth welcomes the business community and our Land Development Regulations are now firmly in place. This followed 8 years of not knowing what to expect in the development review process under previous commissions and prior City administrations.
The mayor also talked about all the benefits of Lake Worth’s east-central Palm Beach County location and how communities to the west use this City as their Downtown. It’s a place where they can go to have a fun night out and experience all the art and cultural offerings here. She mentioned how the City is going after hotels and more businesses in our Park of Commerce.
You really should watch the first video in the playlist to hear all of what Mayor Triolo says.
|Those in attendance showed great interest in the presentation and also asked many very good questions.|
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