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Boca Raton sleeper project revived

Royal Palm Place part of trend toward taller, denser buildings
November 18, 2014 03:45PM

A view of downtown Boca Raton, which may soon get several taller buildings.

A view of downtown Boca Raton

After slumbering for 10 years, a Boca Raton residential project is back on the drawing board, bigger than before.

Royal Palm Place in downtown Boca Raton was approved in 2003 as a 10-story, 149-unit complex. A revised project proposal for 200 units and 13 stories was scheduled to go before the city’s Planning Advisory Review board this morning, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

This is the fourth downtown Boca building to apply under temporary rules permitting buildings to rise 140 feet, plus 20 feet for decorative elements.

The revived plan comes courtesy of one of Boca’s largest landowners, Investments Limited, the article said, noting that critics fear bigger developments like this endanger Boca’s quality of life. [Sun-Sentinel]  – Jennifer White Karp