Developments That Could Change Palm Beach County

Developments That Could Change Palm Beach County

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Developments that could change Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County is entering a new phase of growth, one that will bring more people, more development and more money to the area.

Here are 16 of the hottest projects that will change the face of Palm Beach County.


Location: 961 N. Hwy A1A, fronting the Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter.

Footprint: 10 acres.

Details: Once a mobile home park for about 200 residents, the 10-acre property is planned as a Key West-style marketplace. The developer envisions a historic inn with restaurants and shops, docks and a stop for a water taxi.

Developer: Charles Modica.

Status: Planning stages.


Location: At Interstate 95 and Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens, across from the Scripps Research Institute at Abacoa in Jupiter.

Footprint: 626 acres.

Details: In several phases, Alton plans 2,000 homes, up to 700 apartment homes, 300 hotel rooms and retail space. Alton will also include biotech and office space for future expansion of the Scripps Research Institute.

Developer: Kolter Homes.

Status: Model homes open and one- or two-story designs ready for sale, starting at about $616,000.Model homes open and one- or two-story designs ready for sale, starting at about $616,000.


Location: North of Northlake Boulevard, west of Beeline Highway and just east of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

Footprint: 4,763 acres (at 7.4 square miles, this is a bigger footprint than Abacoa and PGA National combined and bigger than the city of Lake Worth).

Details: 3,985 homes — 3,735 single-family ones and 250 multi-family ones, 1.8 million square feet of professional office space, 200,000 square feet of medical office space, 400,000 square feet of commercial use and a 300-room hotel.

Developer: Avenir Holdings.

Status: Preliminarily approved by Palm Beach Gardens City Council; will be reviewed by the state Department of Economic Opportunity before Palm Beach Gardens City Council considers final approval.

Unincorporated County

Rendering of the entrance to the Westlake community. (Provided)


Location: West of 180th Avenue North and south of Hamlin Road.

Footprint: 4,900 acres (like Avenir, this is a bigger footprint than Abacoa and PGA National combined).

Details: 3,900 homes, 350,000 square feet of commercial development.

Developer: GL Homes.

Status: Approved by the Palm Beach County Planning Commission; to be given initial consideration by the Palm Beach County Commission on April 12.

5. WESTLAKE (formerly Minto West)

Location: North of Okeechobee Boulevard on each side of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

Footprint: 3,800 acres.

Details: 4,546 homes, 2.1 million square feet of commercial development, 150-unit hotel, 3,000-student university.

Developer: Minto Communities.

Status: Approved by Palm Beach County Commission; residential sales to begin in early 2017.

6. ARDEN (formerly Highland Dunes)

Location: Southern Boulevard, west of Lion Country Safari.

Footprint: 1,209 acres (about half the size of PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens).

Details: 2,000 homes, a 176-acre lake, nearly 20 miles of trails, parks, and green space surrounding each home.

Developer: Freehold Communities.

Status: Under construction; expected completion at end of year.

Riviera Beach

View of the Riviera Beach Marina Village. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)


Location: 190 E 13th St., Riviera Beach

Footprint: 23 acres.

Details: Marina Event Center, Bicentennial Park, splash fountain, watersports activities. Future plans include a waterfront “restaurant row,” public market and hotel.

Developer: Viking Developers, with City of Riviera Beach

Status: Nearing completion of first phase; event center and pavilion are open.

West Palm Beach

Rendering of West Palm Beach's skyline with the proposed One West Palm project at center. (Provided)


Location: Rybovich Marina, North Flagler Drive at 40th Street, West Palm Beach.

Footprint: 14-plus acres, with six towers.

Details: The joint project by Huizenga Holdings, which owns Rybovich, and the Related Group, would comprise 1,000 residences in six 25- to 30-story towers, along with more than 15,000 square feet of restaurants, 61,500 square feet of offices and 10,000 square feet of retail operations, as well as a beach club, a boat dock and six mega-yacht slips.

Developer: The Related Group and Rybovich companies.

Status: In planning/approval stages.


Location: 550 Quadrille Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Footprint: Two 30-story towers.

Details: Two office and hotel/condo towers — among the most architecturally distinctive in the city’s history. The plan calls for shops, restaurants and corner parks at street level and a restaurant on the top floor. It’s the biggest of well over $1 billion in projects coming out of the ground or about to in West Palm, as one vacant downtown lot after another fills with apartment towers, hotels, shops, restaurants and an All Aboard Florida station to draw 30-plus trains a day. The old city hall’s being redeveloped, as is the marina property in front of it.

Developer: Jeff Greene, who commissioned acclaimed Miami architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia.

Status: Received city approval to proceed in January.


Location: 1112 S. Flagler Drive, on former site of the Chapel by the Lake.

Footprint: 25-story waterfront condo.

Details: Units from 4,000 to 9,000 square feet, starting at $5 million. This is the priciest condo ever in West Palm Beach, where more than 20 condominium and multifamily projects are planned or under construction.

Developer: Al Adelson.

Status: Sales under way; construction set to begin soon.


Rendering of Water Tower Commons in Lantana. (Provided)


Location: Former A.G. Holley tuberculosis hospital site on Lantana Road, just east of I-95, in Lantana.

Footprint: 73 acres, the largest tract Lantana has ever developed.

Details: A commercial center with restaurants, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a fitness center and a bank. The residential portion — with 1,000 homes — will be behind the commercial area. A water tower at the center of the site will become the development’s signature and will be restored and lighted at night.

Developer: Kenco Communities.

Status: Lantana has approved the plan. Commercial phase expected to take about 18 months, then residential phase will begin.

Boynton Beach

Rendering of a home in Cortina in Boynton Beach. (Provided)


Location: Congress Avenue and Old Boynton Road, by Renaissance Commons.

Footprint: Part of a 45-acre Boynton Village and Town Center plan.

Details: A $215 million residential development that will finish off the Boynton Village and Town Center with 1,000-plus units, a dog park, a walking trail and more.

Developer: JKM Developers.

Status: Construction has begun, with 350 apartments going up as soon as May.

13. 500 OCEAN

Location: Federal Highway and Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach.

Footprint: 4.7 acres.

Details: 20,000 square feet of commercial space and 341 residential units. This project has city officials excited because of the potential it brings to finally creating a downtown.

Developer: LeCesse Development Corp.

Status: Under construction; expected to open at end of year.

Southwestern County

(Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)


Location: Southwestern Palm Beach County, between Florida’s Turnpike and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, including unincorporated areas west of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth.

Footprint: Agricultural Reserve is 21,000 acres and has special rules for development. Builders must preserve an acre-and-a-half for every acre they build on.

Details: About 10,000 homes — about 7,000 already built, many selling for $1 million and up.

Developers: GL Homes is largest builder here, with Seven Bridges (on Lyons Road north of Clint Moore Road) and Valencia Cove and Valencia Bay farther north on Lyons Road. Other builders include Standard Pacific Homes, with the 288-home Palm Meadows on Lyons north of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Ansca Homes, which has county approval for 283 homes across from Valencia Bay.

Status: GL Homes and Standard Pacific’s Palm Meadows under construction.

Delray Beach

Rendering of proposed changes to the Sundy House, part of the larger Swinton Commons project. (Provided)


Location: Swinton Avenue, in Delray Beach’s historic downtown

Footprint: RelocationMove and renovation of eight historic buildings and a four-story project facing Atlantic Avenue.

Details: Residential, retail, restaurant and offices into the historic homes, and shops, offices and residences in the four-story project.

Developer: Hudson Holdings, which owns the Sundy House in Delray Beach and also the Gulfstream Hotel in Lake Worth, and MGM Delray.

Status: Planning and approval stages.

Boca Raton


Location: East Palmetto Park Road at Northeast 3rd Avenue, Boca Raton

Footprint: 849,000 square feet in three blocks. If stacked vertically, it would be 95 stories high — almost as tall as the 102-story Empire State Building.

Details: 373 townhouses and apartments plus 11,700 square feet for shops and restaurants.

Developer: Charleston, S.C.-based Greystar is the developer and Kast Construction of West Palm Beach is the builder.

Status: Scheduled for completion this year.

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