Friday, May 22, 2015

Alexandra Clough: "Vacant city block will become luxe apartments"

Calm down, no, it's not Lake Worth. Not yet anyway.

West Palm Beach is in full preparation for All Aboard Florida. The plans are set for the new station and new tracks are on the way. Directly across from the new train station a developer is proposing 322 "deluxe" apartments. Hearings are set for the project and Harvey Oyer is reported to have said what is proposed fits within the building codes of West Palm.

Here is a short excerpt from Alexandra Clough at The Palm Beach Post:
     West Palm Beach has hit the big time, attracting the attention of the nation’s largest apartment developer, which plans to build a luxury, 322-unit rental complex in the heart of downtown.
     Alliance Residential Company of Phoenix, Ariz., is seeking the city’s OK for the project, tentatively known as Broadstone at Clematis. The property takes up a city block, a rare building opportunity. “West Palm Beach is an untapped market. It’s time to bring new luxury rentals to that market,” said Michael J. Ging, Alliance managing director.
     The 326,000-square-foot apartment building would rise eight stories, except along Dixie Highway on the east side, where it would rise seven. The land is in the heart of the downtown, between Datura Street to the north and Evernia Street to the south, amid the city’s entertainment, dining and soon, transportation destination. [emphasis added]
How many city blocks are available, or could be available with a few demolitions, in the little City of Lake Worth?