A record number of directors attended the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Fall Director’s Business Luncheon at the Brazilian Court this week. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio was the keynote speaker.
Image: Mayor Gail Coniglio
Town of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio introduced Mayor Jeri Muoio and said she had worked with the town to advocate for the Lake Worth Lagoon, keep a watchful eye on the Port of Palm Beach, and had helped with the ongoing Flagler Memorial Bridge replacement. In addition, Mayor Coniglio pointed out that Mayor Muoio has worked to protect Grassy Waters Preserve, the wetlands that serve as the main water source for both the city and the town.
Image: Mayor Jeri Muoio
Mayor Muoio began her talk by noting that the value of real estate in the city is rising to a projected $11.3 billion for fiscal year 2016/2017, up from $8.3 billion in 2013/2014. While that’s not back to the $12.7 billion of 2007, property values have risen steeply, with tax collections up nearly 13 percent in the past year as a result, she said.
Image: Civic Association Director Jeff Greene
The mayor used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight a list of 16 major projects in various stages around the city. Several of those projects are by Civic Association Director Jeff Greene, who attended the luncheon.
Projects Completed: $328,400,000
P.B. Outlets, Villas on Antique Row, Walgreens (Southern Blvd.), Evernia Place, Jefferson, Marriott Residence Inn, First Bank
Projects Under Construction: $614,700,000
Convention Center Hotel (Hilton), Bristol (Chapel/Lake), Ibis Country Club, Mizner Lakes, Loftin Place, Charleston Commons, Tara Cove, Banyan Cay Resorts, 3 Thirty Three, Ponce Block DSI, Meridian, Restoration Hardware, Ballpark at the Palm Beaches
Projects Approved: $1,004,400,000
TRG/Related & Rybovich, Transit Village, P.B. Outlets Expansion, AAF Residential, Broadstone Clematis, 1515 S. Flagler, Clematis Place, Marriott Renaissance, Norton Museum
Projects In Review: $263,900,000
550 Quadrille, Skees Road Development, Good Sam. Expansion
Projects Not Submitted: $130,200,000
Tent Site (TBD), Opera Site (TBD), Old City Hall Site, Currie Park Development, Sail Club, Dunbar Village Ph. III
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