For years, West Palm Beach leaders have pushed for redevelopment of the Northwood district, but it’s been to no avail — until now.
On Tuesday, the city’s planning board greenlit the first project: A plan by Gilbert Benhamou’s Immocorp Capital for 382 apartments, 63,200 square feet of commercial uses and roughly 13,000 square feet of public space on 4.7 acres at the west end of the Northwood Mixed-Use District.
The move is a step forward for Northwood, as well as for the Currie Mixed-Use District to the east that also was upzoned years ago to attract development.
Immocorp plans its three-building Northwood Square project on the Anchor Site, so-called for its pivotal role in tying together the Northwood and Currie mixed-use districts. The development site, which is meant to bookend both districts, spans from 23rd Street north to 25th Street, and from the FEC Railway east to Broadway Avenue, including a lot on the west side of Broadway.
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