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Boynton Beach moves forward to build controversial Riverwalk project

Proposal calls for 100-foot apartment building
Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 02, 2017

UPDATE: Boynton Beach Commissioners voted Tuesday night to move forward with the Riverwalk Center Development Project. 

The proposal calls for a 10-story apartment building on Woolbright Road and Federal Highway. 

City commissioners recently changed the zoning rules in the area to allow for taller buildings. 

EARLIER STORY:

A 10-story apartment building may take the next toward reality Tuesday.

Boynton Beach city leaders will take the first of two votes on the Riverwalk Center redevelopment project. The proposal calls for a 105-foot tall building where the old Winn-Dixie supermarket currently sits at the southeast corner of Woolbright Road and Federal Highway.

Late last year, city commissioners changed the zoning rules in that area allowing for taller buildings. 

Supporters have said this project will generate extra tax revenue for the city.

Opponents argue the building takes away from Boynton’s character.

The vote will take place during the city commission meeting at city hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.