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Developer selected for West Atlantic project in Delray Beach

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 09:05:31-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has finally picked a developer for the project along Southwest Atlantic Avenue.

During a five-hour-long meeting on Tuesday, the board heard from five developers and their plans for the 600-800 block. In the end, with a 4 to 3 vote, the board decided BH3, LLC would be best for the project.

“I think they thought a little bit more outside the box,” said Commissioner Adam Frankel.

BH3 wants to build AtlaWest. The project includes 165 rental units, 744 parking spaces in three different garages, a grocery store, and an open pedestrian walkway through the new Frog Alley.

“From a design perspective, BH3 really blew it out of the water, it is almost like a Disney experience,” said Limor Benari who lives and works in Delray Beach.

Niel Schiller, who represents BH3, said their designs have workforce housing nearby that will be ready this year.

“Eighteen workforce housing units delivered immediately, not in 24 months, but on July 1,” said Schiller.

The city and BH3 will work out a contract and get construction started as soon as possible.