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Rybovich plans in Riviera Beach scaled back by regulators

Dredging of the Intracoastal limited to 15 feet; company sought 17 feet

March 10, 2014 03:00PM

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Rybovich’s plans to dredge the Intracoastal to 17 feet to accommodate super-yachts in Riviera Beach have been scaled back to 15 feet by environmental regulators, but the project will still be a boon to the local economy, according to officials.

“If anything I think Riviera Beach will be getting more jobs than we originally anticipated with the project Rybovich now has going on in West Palm Beach,” Councilwoman Dawn Pardo said.

Rybovich plans to shift its entire out-of-water shipyard services north to its Riviera Beach location while it develops a waterside village around its West Palm Beach marina, according to the Palm Beach Post.

In West Palm Beach, Rybovich is developing a 14-acre marina and shipyard into a waterside village, complete with 1,000 condos in six towers, along with restaurants and office buildings. The company is working with the Related Group on the project. [PBP]Christopher Cameron

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