Development issues up for discussion in West Palm Beach

Development issues up for discussion in West Palm Beach
By Chris Stewart
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach city leaders plan to address some big development issues Tuesday.

One item on the agenda is the future of the land known as the tent site near Okeechobee Boulevard and North Dixie Highway downtown.

The city says it hopes someone will build a "signature building" for the entrance to downtown West Palm Beach.

The city's Community Redevelopment Agency plans to talk about its negotiations with a developer at its 3 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

A developer hopes to build a high-class office space building that the city hopes will lure more businesses to the area.

Over the summer, a developer proposed that the property would also include a medical complex.

Another city-owned plot of land under discussion Tuesday will be 160 acres between Haverhill Road and Military Trail just south of 45th Street.

The City Commission is expecting to hear from a developer about potentially building commercial space, townhouses and athletic fields on the property.

The commission meets at City Hall at 5 p.m.

The plot is the same land that was part of discussions about potentially being the site of a new spring training facility.

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio says the city has moved on from that idea.

County officials, the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals continue to talk about potentially building a spring training site.

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