Jeff Greene advances plan for 30-story condo project near West Palm’s Currie Park

City board is expected to hear proposal on Tuesday

Jeff Greene Plans Condo Project Near West Palm’s Currie Park
Jeff Greene and a rendering of 2175 and 2251 North Flagler Drive (Herzog & de Meuron and Jeff Greene)

Jeff Greene is advancing a plan for a 152-unit condo project near Currie Park, marking development progress for his vast land holdings north of downtown West Palm Beach. 

The developer proposes a pair of 350-foot tall buildings on 4.5 acres between North Flagler Drive and Ponce De Leon Avenue, and between Piccadilly and 23rd streets, according to city records. The site is at 2175 and 2251 North Flagler Drive. 

West Palm Beach’s planning board is expected to vote on the project and variance requests on Tuesday. 

Greene, a billionaire who has developed throughout West Palm Beach, amassed roughly 26 acres from 2012 to 2016 in the Currie Mixed Use District that’s north of downtown West Palm, near the Intracoastal Waterway. In 2021, the city approved a zoning overhaul of the district that allowed taller buildings and denser development. The rezoning came after a 2019 filing of a master-planned redevelopment proposal for the district. 

Jeff Greene Plans Condo Project Near West Palm’s Currie Park
The master-planned redevelopment proposal

Last year, Greene first publicly floated the plan to start redeveloping the district with the pair of condo towers. 

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The project would include a two-story garage podium with 1,500 square feet of offices and 5,100 square feet of other commercial space on the ground level, and resident amenities on the second floor. The 30-story North and South buildings would each have 76 units.

Renderings show the towers would have external columns on some floors and horizontal concrete slabs that protrude outward from the building to varying lengths. The project also would have a 9,100-square-foot garden on the northeast corner of the site and a 1,300-square-foot pocket park on the south end of the site. 

Architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron designed both the 2019 Curie district master plan and Greene’s two-tower project. The Swiss firm is best known in South Florida for leading the design of the 1111 Lincoln Road mixed-use building with a garage in Miami Beach and the Pérez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami. 

The development site allows up to 111-foot tall buildings, though Greene plans a 350-foot height that’s allowed with bonuses. In exchange, the developer would contribute up to $6 million toward the cost of a planned extension of Northwood Road from North Dixie Highway to the Currie Park entrance, according to city records. 

Greene’s other West Palm projects include the pair of 30-story One West Palm towers with 326 residential units, 200,000 square feet of offices and a 201-key hotel. The development is at 550 Quadrille Boulevard. 

Development has been creeping north of downtown West Palm. Others betting on the area are NDT Development and Place Projects, which are redeveloping the 40-acre Nora District. NDT and Place are working on the first phase, the retrofit of aging warehouses along Railroad Avenue into an office and restaurant hub, and plan high-rises on the north and south end of the district. Single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings in the center of Nora will be preserved. 

Nora spans from Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard south to Quadrille Boulevard and from Dixie Highway west to the FEC Railway tracks.