New York-based Related Cos. has proposed a 25-story waterfront office building in West Palm Beach following the city government’s rejection of a 30-story version of the project. Related would construct the downsized office building on a site at 142 Lakeview Avenue. A 200-foot reflecting pool would lead to the office building from South Flagler Drive.
The site Related wants to develop – near the First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 809 South Flagler Drive and just west end of the Royal Park Bridge to Palm Beach – is zoned for buildings no taller than five stories. Nancy Pullum, head of Citizens for Thoughtful Growth, said the city hasn’t yet addressed approaches to containing the traffic the office building would generate. [Palm Beach Post] – Mike Seemuth