Westlake, Avenir and Indian Trails Grove among new projects
April 21, 2016 03:30PM
By Dan Weil
Merin calculates that just in the last five months, the county has approved 15,000 homes, 4.5 million square feet of industrial space, 3.6 million square feet of office space and 2.5 million square feet of retail space on agricultural land about 20 miles west of the Intracoastal.
Basically, “growth is moving up from Dade and Broward counties,” Rebel Cook, president of Rebel Cook Real Estate in Palm Beach Gardens, told TRD. “They’re out of land, as we soon will be too.”
In addition, to the road issues, environmental impact is a big issue. Westlake and Avenir are part of preserve areas.
“The concern is that as they move west, the water supply would get polluted by developments,” Cook said.
But developers have pledged to leave some areas untouched in their projects. “I think these communities will provide more places of beauty,” Merin said.
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By Eliot Kleinberg – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Posted: 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015
WEST PALM BEACH — Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of budget items that would have sent millions of dollars to Palm Beach County let down legislators from both sides of the aisle who worked together to get them, Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Lake Worth, told Wednesday’s monthly luncheon of the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County.
By Jennifer Sorentrue – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Posted: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
WEST PALM BEACH —
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By Bill DiPaolo – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Posted: 12:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
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Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
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By Jane Musgrave – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Posted: 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014
WEST PALM BEACH — Primed to puff up their own qualifications and credentials, two opponents in a contentious judicial race were thrown a curve Wednesday when they were asked to say something nice about each other.
After a long pause, Lewis praised the apparent good health of her opponent, Jessica Ticktin, who two months ago gave birth to her second child. Ticktin, in turn, gave what appeared to be grudging credit to Lewis for her years of public service. “She has been a judge,” she said. But at every opportunity, Ticktin quickly returned to the recurring theme of her campaign to oust the two-term judge: In a Palm Beach County Bar Association poll of its members, lawyers gave Lewis low marks for impartiality, demeanor and common sense.