Westlake, Avenir and Indian Trails Grove among new projects
April 21, 2016 03:30PM
By Dan Weil
Merin calculates that just in the last five months, the county has approved 15,000 homes, 4.5 million square feet of industrial space, 3.6 million square feet of office space and 2.5 million square feet of retail space on agricultural land about 20 miles west of the Intracoastal.
Basically, “growth is moving up from Dade and Broward counties,” Rebel Cook, president of Rebel Cook Real Estate in Palm Beach Gardens, told TRD. “They’re out of land, as we soon will be too.”
In addition, to the road issues, environmental impact is a big issue. Westlake and Avenir are part of preserve areas.
“The concern is that as they move west, the water supply would get polluted by developments,” Cook said.
But developers have pledged to leave some areas untouched in their projects. “I think these communities will provide more places of beauty,” Merin said.