A Boynton Beach apartment project aimed to attract millennial renters received final approval from city commissioners on Wednesday.
Three of the five commissioners voted in favor of the 184-unit apartment community in an area previously zoned for 110 single-family residences. Developer High Ridge Housing plans to build eight three-story buildings with apartments ranging from 800-square-foot one-bedroom units to 1,200-square-foot three-bedroom units at High Ridge and Miner roads. The developer is taking advantage of the city’s new Smart Growth parking ordinance to allow it to have a smaller parking ratio.
Project opponents from the nearby Cedar Ridge community cited traffic and safety concerns, according to the Palm Beach Post. The two commissioners, Vice Mayor Joe Casello and Commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick, who voted against the project agreed with their objections. [Palm Beach Post] — Eric Kalis