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Boca hospital seeks rezoning to allow for expansion

City Council to review proposal with board next month

800 Meadows Road in Boca Raton

The Boca Raton Regional Hospital wants to create a medical center district that would include dormitory-style housing and extend the height of its buildings — but it needs City Council permission first.

The hospital, located at 800 Meadows Road, proposed erecting 15-story buildings and reducing the number of parking spaces it’s required to have based on the square footage of future office space. The sticking point? The single-family homes nearby. The current rule caps heights at two-and-a-half stories within 250-feet of residences, Boca City Manager Leif Ahnell said.

The City Council, which heard a presentation on the proposal Monday, intends to talk it over with the hospital board on Nov. 1. But not everyone is on board: Council member Anthony Majhess called the proposal “egregious” and warned the hospital would have too big an impact on the surrounding residential area. [Sun-Sentinel]Mark Maurer

  • Glenn E. Gromann

    Medical uses provide a tremendous economic boost to the Boca Raton economy and with the operation of the new medical school are even more important. The existing hospital is well in excess of 100+ feet in height and has coexisted with the neighboring residental area which includes Old Floresta for decades. The expansion and modernization of the hospital grounds will make all of the surrounding residential properties much more valuable as doctors and other high paid professionals seek to live in close proximity to the hospital.