RIVIERA BEACH -- Plans to expand the Port of Palm Beach and create as many as 25,000 new jobs will be the focus of a very important meeting Thursday.
But not everybody is pleased with this plan.
According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the Town Council opposes the Port's expansion plan saying it would bring more and larger vessels to the town's northern doorstep.
Environmental and recreational concerns have also been expressed.
The Port of Palm Beach wants to expand.
Reports reveal supporters of the plan argue shoaling in the inlet's shallow shipping channel interferes with its commerce and an expansion is needed to boost revenue.
The Port of Palm Beach Commission is expected to present its plan at the Joint Informational Workshop in the Cruise Terminal Thursday evening.
The plan is to widen and deepen the Palm Beach Inlet and create an inland port distribution center in Suburban Palm Beach County.
The meeting is at 7 pm on the first floor of the Cruise Terminal on East 11th Street in Riviera Beach.
The meeting is open to the public.
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