The Real Deal Miami

Royal Poinciana Plaza plans still fluid

November 11, 2009 05:03PM

The players behind the renovation and redevelopment of Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza remain open to input even after 200 meetings with various interest groups. Leaders of the Sterling Organization and Boston architect Ann Beha said a plan developed with landscape architect Morgan Wheelock was still flexible. The plan’s current form calls for elimination of the Gucci building from the center of two John Volk-designed commercial buildings on site to restore the east-west vista. It will more than double green space on the 12-acre property, reduce surface parking spaces, add a waterfront park and restaurant where the shuttered, 1957 Royal Poinciana Playhouse now stands. Four residential buildings with no more than 30 residential units will be built. [Palm Beach Daily News]