PB zoning commission votes to rezone portion of the Acreage

Plans for Minto West
Plans for Minto West

County government’s opposition to the controversial Minto West development plan appears to be letting up. Yesterday, a Palm Beach County advisory board backed a rezoning request that would allow the project to be built on 3,800 acres near Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

The nine-member Zoning Commission voted in favor of rezoning the former citrus grove from agriculture residential and public ownership designations to a traditional town development classification, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The decision came less than two months after the county’s planning commission rejected a similar land-use change for the Minto project.

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Minto Communities is asking the county to consider two changes to its growth management rules. The changes would allow about 4,500 homes and 2 million square feet of offices and retail space to rise on the nearly six-square-mile site in the heart of the Acreage, the county’s largest rural residential community. [Palm Beach Post] – Christopher Cameron