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Minto West developer makes major changes to project

About 2,000 homes, baseball stadium cut from plans in favor of more commercial space

June 30, 2014 12:45PM

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Mike Belmont

Mike Belmont

Developer Minto Communities apparently has listened to concerns about the size and scope of its proposed Minto West project in Palm Beach County.

Minto submitted a revised plan for Minto West that cuts about 2,000 homes and a spring training baseball stadium from the original proposal. The developer also added 700,000 square feet of commercial uses to the master plan. At first, Minto wanted to build 6,500 residences and 1.4 million square feet of non-residential space on 3,800 acres of the former Callery-Judge Grove.

The revamped proposal was a “direct response to the input we have received in our extensive community outreach efforts,” Minto Florida president Mike Belmont said in a press release cited by the Palm Beach Post.

County planning officials had a positive reaction to Minto’s latest plan.

“We think it looks much better,” planning and zoning director Rebecca Caldwell said. “We have been negotiating with them to bring down the number of housing units. We said an increase in non-residential would be something we would look favorably on.” [Palm Beach Post]Eric Kalis