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Heart of Boynton Redevelopment Plan Update

The updated Heart of Boynton Redevelopment Plan will be presented to the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board for adoption at its regular meeting, May 13,  6:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd. The Heart of Boynton Community Redevelopment Plan was adopted in Dec. of 2001. While many of the recommendations within the plan have been accomplished, such as the N. Seacrest Blvd. streetscape project, the redevelopment of the Wilson Center (Carolyn Sims Center), the renovation of the former Boynton Terrace site into 21 single family homes, the construction and rehab of numerous new infill houses and the removal of two nuisance convenience stores, there still remains work to be completed.

As part of the Strategic Planning process, it was recommended that the Heart of Boynton Community Redevelopment Plan be reviewed for potential updates, and amendments, to ensure its relevancy in today’s marketplace. A public meeting was held on Oct. 24, 2013, to obtain residents’ opinions regarding proposed projects and land use changes. Residents reviewed, and supported, a Model Block project on NW 10 Ave., a single-family in-fill project, the Cottage District between NE 4 and 5 Avenues and a multi-family development on Ocean Breeze East at NE 6 Ave.  Also recommended, and supported by the community,  was an  increase in density east of N. Seacrest Blvd., which will support the future development of a Downtown Transit-Oriented Development District, continuation of single-family homes west of N. Seacrest Blvd. and commercial redevelopment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. alongside multi-family residential development.

An additional recommendation of the Update Plan is the expansion and retention of the light industrial area north of E. Boynton Beach Blvd., from the FEC tracks west to NE 2 St. This update is consistent with the original plan’s desire to create jobs for area residents. The plan also calls for a transitional area of multi-family between NE 2 St. to NE 1 St.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn more about the Heart of Boynton Redevelopment Update. A copy of the plan may be obtained from the CRA Office, 710 N. Federal Hwy.