Construction booming in Palm Beach

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 8:57am.

While Miami gets most of the attention for its bustling construction activity, Palm Beach is experiencing its own boom.

City planners and council members are being inundated with projects ranging from large housing developments to church expansions and the addition of a new microbrewery. Also, a proposal to redevelop the 8-acre Panama Hattie’s restaurant property along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to address the annexation of the Panama Hattie’s site for proposed redevelopment as an infill, mixed-use project during Tuesday’s meeting.

Elsewhere in Palm Beach, the success of the Scripps biomedical research campus led to the approval of a 360-home development nearby and plans for another 341 apartments off Central Boulevard are in the works, according to the Palm Beach Post. A redrawn 4,760-acre Avenir community in the far western part of the city is close to six weeks away from a council vote.

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