Construction of Boca senior community begins

Rendering of Sinai Residences of Boca Raton
Rendering of Sinai Residences of Boca Raton

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has started construction on a $250 million retirement community in Boca Raton.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Sinai Residences of Boca Raton was held last month, with full construction set to begin during the first week of March, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The 237-unit project is scheduled for a late 2015 completion. The development site is on the north side of the federation’s 110-acre headquarters at Glades Road and State Road 7.

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State law requires 70 percent of a retirement community’s units to be presold before construction begins. As of last week, about 80 percent of the units were under contract.

The project site has been vacant since 1991. [Sun-Sentinel]Eric Kalis