For those of you not familiar with development projects it seems like it has been an extraordinary amount of time that we have been waiting to see a shovel hit the ground. Those of you familiar with these types of projects understand that this can be par for the course (pun intended!). Development of this scale can be a very lengthy and arduous process.
March 2021 Update:
Amid the pandemic which had already slowed things down by several months, a change in personnel at one of the agencies involved in permitting replaced all its staff causing caused another slight delay for 13th Floor. Fortunately, 13th Floor was able to educate and bring the new personnel up to speed and 13th Floor now expects to be back on track.
Some good news: the project received its Technical Compliance letter from the County which is the final approval for all for engineering and, planning, and platting related matters. This means site development is near!
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, 13th Floor projects that permitting by all agencies should be completed in April. 13th Floor hopes to pull the permits for land development by the end of the 2nd quarter this year. Demolition of the old golf building will be done simultaneously with land development (clearing, earth moving, excavating etc.). Construction of the clubhouse and preparation of the residential pods should begin in the last quarter of this year. It’s anticipated that construction of the clubhouse will take approximately 18 months.
Several of you have expressed concern about the impact of land development and construction on our community. Per our written agreement, 13th Floor will take steps to mitigate the impact of the construction including putting landscaping buffers in first, construction fences and/or gates, silt cloth, water trucks, and other materials commonly used to reduce impact. 13th Floor will also comply with all Palm Beach County’s noise, sound, and air quality requirements. Additionally, the Palm Greens Community Association (PGCA) will monitor all aspects of the development and if there any concerns, we will bring them to the attention to 13th Floor and work with them to address the issue.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the PGCA at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not already on our email list, please let us know at the same email address. The 2021 PGCA members are Marilyn Diekmann, Condo 1, Susan Herman, Condo 2 and David LeVine, Recreation Association.