Developers who build in unincorporated Palm Beach County are supposed to set aside part of the development for public purposes, such as parks or government buildings. But a developer is asking to get out of the requirement by paying the county government instead. County commissioners should decline the offer.
GL Homes is building five neighborhood developments west of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach in the county’s Agricultural Reserve. Under the county’s development rules, the company has to set aside 32 acres.
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