Developers filed seven major development applications in unincorporated Palm Beach County, including hundreds of homes on a golf course, and two projects that would combine residential and commercial uses.
Three of these projects would be situated around a single intersection in west Boynton Beach.
These applications were all submitted in February as part of the county’s comprehensive development amendment process, which has four annual cycles. A transmittal hearing is scheduled before the county commission July 23. If they pass at that hearing, the state would review them and then the applications would require an adoption vote by the county commission.
GL Homes seeks to redevelop golf course
GL Acquisitions Corp., an affiliate of Sunrise-based GL Homes, wants to build 564 homes on the Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course.
In October, the city agreed to sell 188 acres of the golf course at 8111 Golf Course Road to GL Homes for $65 million. The deal is contingent upon the developer obtaining county approval to rezone the site from parks and recreation to low-residential.
According to the application, the project would generate 5,640 daily vehicle trips.
Officials with GL Homes couldn’t be reached for comment. They’re represented by Collene Walter of Urban Design Kilday Studios.
Meanwhile, the city purchased the former Ocean Breeze Golf Course further east and will convert it into a public course.
Mixed-use project proposed in west Delray Beach
A company led by Charles Scardina of Ansca Homes wants to build a mixed-use project called Terra Nova at the northwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hagen Ranch Road in west Delray Beach.
The 17.67-acre site, also known as 7555 Umberto Place, is currently vacant and zoned commercial-high with medium residential, which would allow 88 residential units. Principal Development Group, formerly known as Ansca Development Group, wants to rezone the property to high-residential and commercial-high to allow 212 residential units and either 108,900 square feet of commercial space, or another 60 residential units.
The property is just east of Florida’s Turnpike.
The development application said Terra Nova would generate 3,078 daily vehicle trips.
Lindsay Libes of Wantman Group, who represents the developer, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
West Boynton Beach intersection targeted for mixed-use project
The corner of Hypoluxo Road and Lyons Road in west Boynton Beach near the Windsor community is mostly quiet now, but three big developments are planned there, including a mixed-use project called Windsor Place.
Hatzlacha WP Holdings, managed by Scardina, owns the 39.7-acre site at the northwest corner of that intersection. It’s currently zoned as a mixed-use planned development, which would allow 80 residential units, 112,800 square feet of retail, and 20,000 square feet of office.
The developer wants to rezone Windsor Place to high-residential on 34 acres and commercial-high on the remaining 5.7 acres. That would allow up to 320 residential units and 130,680 square feet of commercial space.
According to the application, Windsor Place would generate 6,537 daily vehicle trips. Doug Murray of the Wantman Group, which represents the developer, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
“The proposed development plan will reduce the commercial intensity of the site to promote a more community oriented development, while also affording the surrounding community with a residential use that will aid the transition from the more intensely used intersection to the single-family residential communities that surround the site,” the developer of Windsor Place stated in the application.
Scardina’s company acquired the vacant property for $15.15 million in December 2017.
Commercial development planned in west Boynton
At the northeast corner of Hypoluxo Road and Lyons Road, a new commercial center could be developed as an expansion of the Town Commons project.
Town Commons is a Publix-anchored shopping center at 8831 Hypoluxo Road, with about 16 acres of the 40-acre site developed. Town Commons Acquisition LLC, managed by Scardina of Ansca Homes, has a vacant site of 3.1 acres just east of the Publix under contract to Lynx Zuckerman at Fort Myers LLC, managed by Ryan Zuckerman.
The application would eliminate the previously approved office space on the site and permit 67,518 square feet of commercial development on that 3.1-acre parcel.
Zuckerman couldn’t be reached for comment. He’s represented by Christen Hutton of Wantman Group. The application said the change would benefit west Palm Beach County residents because they could shop or do business closer to their homes, while there is limited demand for offices in the area.
Assisted living proposed in west Boynton
For the third project planned at this intersection, an assisted living facility could be developed at the southeast corner of Hypoluxo Road and Lyons Road.
The Villages of Windsor would be on the 12.1-acre site owned by Civic Hypoluxo Holding LLC, managed by Alexander Akel of Boca Raton-based Akel Homes. It acquired the property for $2.55 million in December 2017.
The developer wants to rezone the site from low-residential to congregate living facility, which would allow for 347 assisted living beds. It was previously approved for a private school and day care center, but that project was never developed.
Akel couldn’t be reached for comment. He’s represented by Lauren McClellan of J Morton Planning & Landscape Architecture.
According to the application, the assisted living facility would generate 293 daily vehicle trips.
Residential community sought near West Palm Beach
A multifamily project has been proposed just off Haverhill Road west of West Palm Beach.
Boyd Haverhill LLC, managed by Marta Rodriguez and Enrique Rodriguez, owns the 9.13-acre site at 2415 and 2425 Ceceile Ave., which is just east of Haverhill Road about a block north of Okeechobee Boulevard. It’s behind a Jewish temple.
The developer wants to rezone the property from multifamily residential, which would permit 47 units, to planned unit development, which would allow 110 units. This would generate 712 daily vehicle trips, according to the application.
Jeff Brophy of Wantman Group, which represents Boyd Haverhill, couldn’t be reached for comment.
“This site is well suited for infill development as it is located off a major arterial roadway and surrounded by existing developed parcels,” Boyd Haverhill said in the application.
Public Storage looks to expand
Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) wants to expand its self-storage facility west of Lake Worth.
The 5.81-acre site at 5359 S. State Road 7 currently has an 88,610-square-foot self-storage complex build in 2003. PS Florida One, a subsidiary of California-based Public Storage, bought the property for $11.4 million in 2014.
Public Storage wants to rezone the site from commercial-low to multiple use planned development. It intends to replace a 10,700-square-foot building on the site with a three-story 111,858-square-foot self-storage building.
West Palm Beach attorney Neil Schiller, who represents Public Storage in the application, couldn’t be reached for comment.
“Due to the large growth in the self-storage storage market across the United States, the applicant seeks to modernize its facilities, including the construction of additional storage space,” Public Storage said in the application.
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