This Major Intersection Near Boynton Could Soon See Major Development

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The intersection of Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard in suburban Boynton Beach could become a lot more populated if officials grant the wishes of developers.

The future land use at the northeast corner, which is vacant, is proposed to be changed to allow up to a 120,856-square-foot commercial retail center. And a 10,300-square-foot building might go up at the southwest corner, near where a Target already sits.

Commissioners will vote on whether to allow a retail center to be built here at Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard

Commissioners will vote on whether to allow a retail center to be built here at Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard

Both projects will need to be approved by the County Commission. The southwest project is expected to be voted on by the county zoning commission on Thursday, and then by the County Commissioners on Sept. 22. The northeast project is expected to be voted on in late October, county documents show.

The plans propose much larger projects than what could be built under current zoning, or what is already at both sites. As is, the land at the northeast corner could be developed into a commercial retail center of 86,326 square feet, county documents show. That’s about 34,000 square feet less than what’s proposed. The land is 7.93 acres.

A retail center is proposed here at Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard

A retail center is proposed here at Hagen Ranch Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard

At the southwest corner, there is a lake in the northeast portion, where a building would be under the proposal. The lake would be reconfigured more toward the south, said Steve Oseroff, the head of the growth management committee for the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations. The Target will remain as is.

The proposed building, being referred to as Monterey Square, is one story. It will be all retail, and that could include restaurants. Drive-throughs will not be included, Oseroff said. A new parking lot would accompany it. Also, the sign announcing the development would be redone to be a more “current aesthetic design,” he said.

BoyntonIntersectionDevelopment4Oseroff told suburban Boynton residents at a recent COBWRA meeting that traffic shouldn’t be affected much by this project because the existing access point would be used for the new development. He also said it’s not rare for developers to propose moving existing lakes to make room for buildings.

“It’s very common in areas that have existing commercial facilities to do some redevelopment to produce more facilitates,”  Oseroff said.

After eating at the nearby Flakowitz restaurant Monday morning residents Charles and Margo McDonald said, “Once green is gone, it’s gone for good.”

 

Source: Palm Beach Post

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