Palm Beach County would have to relocate a 12.7-acre natural preserve if Palm Beach Gardens officials move forward with a plan to build a spring-training complex between Central Boulevard and Interstate 95 — a change that is causing concern for some environmentalists.
The county was required to preserve native vegetation and wildlife habitat on the 12.7-acre site in 2010 when it received Palm Beach Gardens’ approval to build the second phase of The Scripps Research Institute on 70 acres of the Briger Tract, which is along the city’s northern border.
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