West Palm Beach has made three mistakes in approving high-rise condos east of Flagler Drive. The city should not make a fourth, because it could lead to more such mistakes.
Tonight, the city commission considers the application for a 25-story condo on the First Baptist Church’s Chapel by the Lake property, east of Flagler and south of Okeechobee Boulevard. The first version, which at 29 stories would have been the tallest building in West Palm Beach, was unanimously rejected by the planning board on July 16. Developer Al Adelson promotes this new design as more compatible with the area.
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