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Pivotal vote looms for West Palm Beach projects

Related Group hotel, golf course redevelopment on planning board agenda
November 18, 2013 12:00PM

Related Group West Palm hotel rendering

Related Group West Palm hotel rendering

Two potentially transformative developments in West Palm Beach face a critical vote from the city’s planning board tomorrow.

The board is expected to vote on the Related Group’s proposed 13-story hotel next to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach Post reported. Related wants to build 400 hotel rooms, two ballrooms and a two-story parking garage on the vacant 3.4-acre site. If Related secures the necessary approvals, it would begin construction by the end of 2013 and open by fall 2015.

Another major project on the planning board’s agenda is the redevelopment of the Patriot Golf Course into a massive commercial project with a 250-room hotel, 23 rental villas, 100 single-family residences and a 15,000-square-foot spa. The project would also include meeting facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts and day care centers.

The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening in City Hall. [Palm Beach Post]Eric Kalis