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Ten-story limit approved for downtown Boynton

Petitioners wanted a four-story limit on building heights in downtown Boynton Beach

August 14, 2016 02:45PM

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Boynton Beach

A city agency in Boynton Beach approved a downtown redevelopment plan with building heights up to 10 stories, despite pleas for a four-story limit.

The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) last week approved a planned makeover of the city’s downtown area.

The redevelopment plan calls for the establishment six separate downtown districts with their own streetscapes and development rules.

The CRA also approved a maximum 10-story height for downtown buildings, despite a petition drive for a four-story maximum.

At the CRA’s August 9 meeting, Boynton Beach resident Debbie Liddle, 62, said she got more than 700 signatures from people opposed to high-rise buildings in the city’s downtown area.

CRA board member Justin Katz said the 10-story limit will pump vital tax money into the city government, and he called a four-story limit  fiscally unaffordable. [Sun-Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth