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Massive West Palm project gets initial approval

Proposed Rybovich development from Related, Huizenga moves forward

February 04, 2014 12:00PM

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Rendering of the six towers on North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach (Credit: Arquitectonica)

Rendering of the six towers on North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach (Credit: Arquitectonica)

The Related Group and Huizenga family got an initial approval from West Palm Beach commissioners for a proposed condo complex at Rybovich Marina.

Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of the six-tower project during Monday’s meeting, the Palm Beach Post reported. The development now goes to the state for review and faces a second city vote this spring.

Project plans include more than 1,000 condos, more than 15,000 square feet of restaurants, 61,500 square feet of office space, 10,000 square feet of retail space, a beach club, boat dock and six mega-yacht clips. Related and Huizenga Holdings claim the development would have an economic impact of $153 million and create nearly 1,000 jobs. [Palm Beach Post]Eric Kalis

  • Concerned Resident

    It’s ugly.Looks like 6 aluminum cans emerging from the ground. That is the best that these renowned architects could come up with or is it based on the # of units and the return.Looks nothing like anything in the surrounding area ( Palm Beach) and like architecture. Maybe moving more horizontally than straight vertical could add some character to a project on the water.It’s cold and does not reflect Florida living.

  • Carl McCaskill

    I agree with ” Concerned Resident’s” comment below. The building should have a ” Florida look” and not look like generic silver buildings. We only get one chance to develop a vibrant waterfront, we need to get it right. I have seen elegant new high rises that have an old Florida look, similar to the High rises around City Place, they are in scale with the city and give our downtown a classy, refined look…. We need more density in our downtown corridor to insure we have a strong economy for years to come in West Palm Beach.

  • Elmer lopez

    The fact that there will be shopping centers and restaurants just doesn’t seem to be a good idea for that particular area filled with homes. Why not expand West Palm skyline instead nobody can complain about six new towers along with another parking garage.

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