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PB commissioners delay development decision at golf course

Fifth time in 10 years that decision has been postponed
The overgrown Mizner Trail Golf Club

The overgrown Mizner Trail Golf Club

For the fifth time in ten years, Palm Beach County commissioners postponed a controversial zoning request to allow development at an abandoned golf course west of Boca Raton.

After a seven-hour meeting, commissioners voted 5-2 to delay a decision until June.

Developers James and Robert Comparato hope to build 288 residences — including 140 homes, 106 condominium units and 42 townhouses — on the 130-acre site, dubbed Mizner Trail Golf Club, according to the Palm Beach Post.

“We are trying to accommodate a very small minority at the expense of a very large majority,’’ said Commissioner Jess Santamaria, who voted against the postponement.

Locals are split over the decision to develop, with many arguing that they purchased their home to overlook a golf course, not a housing development. Others contend the defunct course is overgrown and an eyesore as it is. [PBP]Christopher Cameron