WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Billionaire Jeff Greene has spent the last few years collecting 18 acres of land along the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach, and now he's ready to build.
At Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, every business has its own unique appeal.
"There's something for everyone and anyone," Will Davis said.
From shopping to food you'll find a dozen or more businesses set up along Northwood Road. Davis is the owner of "Day By Day," a vintage boutique.
"Almost the middle, the belly button of the Northend," he said.
But across the street from Northwood Road sits a plot of land that could bring new life to the village. Greene is now ready to unveil his latest project.
"We have to start with something," Greene said.
It's called the Currie Corridor and the initial development will be at North Flagler Drive and 23rd Street.
"I want to build one amazing project right now just to get this area going," he said.
Greene says a group of Swiss designers has signed on to the project. He says the first phase will be a high-end condo building. However, he says he is open to exploring more affordable options for the remaining land.
Business owners and residents have been vocal in the past about seeing a grocery store, more shops, and some affordable housing.
"Everyone does want a grocery store, they want a Publix," Davis said. "But maybe we won't be getting a Publix, we'll get a smaller grocery store, but we need the density we need more residents, more things to be built for people to live then be able to shop."
A public meeting on the project is being held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Center for Creative Education.