Rezoning could lead to mixed-use redevelopment of Boynton Beach Mall

The city's Planning and Development Board will consider a rezoning of the 108.3-acre mall property on Monday

Boynton Beach Mall (Credit: Sun-Sentinel)
Boynton Beach Mall (Credit: Sun-Sentinel)

A rezoning of the Boynton Beach Mall could lead to a mixed-use redevelopment of the property, where a Sears store is scheduled to close after the December holiday season.

The municipal Planning and Development Board in Boynton Beach will consider a rezoning of the 108.3-acre mall property on Monday.

The rezoning proposal, initiated by city staff, would allow the owners to redevelop the mall property for a mix of uses including entertainment, hospitality, office and residential.

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Washington Prime Group controls Boynton Beach Mall LLC, which owns most of the 1.15 million square feet of leasable space at the mall. Washington Prime Group didn’t respond immediately to a request for comment from the South Florida Business Journal.

Other owners of property at the mall include Christ Fellowship Church, Dillards, Istar Florida 2015 Cinemas, Macy’s and Regional Enterprises.

A report by city staff noted that the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser cut the appraised value of the Boynton Beach Mall LLC from $46.3 million in 2016 to $33.5 million in 20717 “as the mall’s anchors JC Penney and Sears continued to suffer declining sales.” [South Florida Business Journal]Mike Seemuth