Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UPDATE: Hudson Holdings and another Special Meeting in Delray Beach tonight.

It will be very interesting to read the Sun Sentinel report about what happened, or rather what didn’t happen last night vis-à-vis Hudson Holdings and their project on the agenda.

A second Special Meeting of the Delray Beach Historic Preservation Board will be held at 6:00 tonight (details below). The meeting last night ended after 10:00 with no action taken. Check this link periodically for the video from last night and would encourage you to watch the last ½ hour or so.

To watch the meeting tonight Live Streaming use this link.

This Special Meeting of the Historic Preservation Board will be held in the Delray Beach City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. beginning at 6:00.

To learn more about this read the news report by Sun Sentinel titled, “Vote could decide fate of historic Delray Beach homes. This Hudson Holdings project are the only 2 items on the agenda:
  1. Call To Order.
  2. Roll Call.
  3. Approval of Agenda.
  4. Comments from the Public. NOTE: Comments on items that are NOT on the Agenda will be taken immediately prior to Public Hearing Items. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.
  5. Action Items. A) Certificate of Appropriateness, Class V Site Plan, Relocations & Demolitions (2016-073). B) Conditional Use (2016-101).
For residents of the City of Lake Worth wondering what is happening with the Gulfstream Hotel you may recall this news by Dan Weil in The Real Deal titled, Lake Worth’s Gulfstream Hotel appears set for renovation. The article was subtitled,

Hotel will have two 87-unit hotel buildings, a restaurant, rooftop sky bar and parking garage.

Here are two excerpts from that article in The Real Deal datelined January 29th, 2016:

“This is an iconic Palm Beach County hotel with enormous history,” Steve Michael, co-founder of Hudson Holdings, told The Real Deal. Sitting several blocks away from Lake Worth’s downtown, “it’s a focal point of the Lake Worth community and at the edge of the [town of] Palm Beach community,” he said.

and. . .

Michael says the development will be crucial for revitalizing downtown Lake Worth, which like downtown West Palm Beach to the north, has some vibrant areas and also some vacant ones. “This is a catalyst to downtown renovation,” Michael said.