RESIDENTIAL FINALLY COMING TO ROYAL PALM PLACE?
Now is certainly the time to revive old development or redevelopment projects that got shelved due to the recession. Even more so if it is a residential project. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that the prospect of residential units at Royal Palm Place is alive and well once again. This was approved in 2003 for 149 units and 10 stories. But this time it is even bigger and more dense than before, at 200 units and 13 stories. It will be at least 140 feet high, which is 40 feet higher than the city limit of 100 feet. This adds to 4 other projects that are over the limit that have already been approved: Via Mizner, The Mark At Cityscape, 20 East Boca Raton Rd., and the Hyatt Place Hotel Boca Raton. All of these projects have 2 things in common. One is the residential component and the other is the fact that they will be transforming the skyline of Boca Raton. If you have ever flown into Florida it is impossible to miss the rows and rows of high rise residential buildings along the water in Miami. Is that where Boca Raton ends up? It will depend on how many more of these projects are allowed and where they are allowed. Is it is a bad thing to grow so much and so quickly as a city? The concern mentioned is always “quality of life”, which is ambiguous to say the least. Traffic is my only concern and that can be managed if done properly. I think little old Boca is finally growing up and looks more promising than ever. What do you think? As always thanks for reading and have a great day.
New proposal would add to Boca's downtown skyline