Holiday Inn construction in Boynton Beach stalls

Work will continue when developer obtains water permit
February 13, 2014 04:15PM

A Holiday Inn location

Construction of a 93-key Holiday Inn Express in Boynton Beach has been halted for operating without an environmental resource permit.

An inspection earlier this month of the site, adjacent to Palm Beach Leisureville, showed developer Hardial Sibia didn’t have a permit to build or work on operating stormwater management systems, ditches or other structures that lead to state waters.

Sibia had obtained a permit from the city after the project was approved by commissioners last year, but failed to get one from the disrict, the developer told the Palm Beach Post.

“It’s not a big deal. We are getting it,” Sibia said to the Post. The hotel is slated for completion in 2015, but neighbors at Leisureville are still opposed to the development and are pushing in court for the county to revoke the project due to land-use and due-process violations. [Palm Beach Post] Angela Hunt