Trinsic Residential Group gained last approval to develop a 292-device apartment complex with 73 workforce housing models just west of I-95 in Delray Beach.
Metropolis commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to rezone the 12.2-acre enhancement website on the northwest corner of West Atlantic Avenue and Congress Avenue, and to approve a developing height of 55 feet for the condominium advanced, known as Aura Delray Seashore.
Commissioners voted to change the zoning of the web site from “mixed industrial and commercial” to “special actions district.”
“This home has been marketed for many years. The proprietor has not been capable to sell it,” Bonnie Miskel, an attorney for Trinsic Household, explained to commissioners. “The only events that have approached this seller have needed to do some thing not authorized in the MIC” zone.
Dallas-centered Trinsic Household has a deal to obtain the mostly vacant assets wherever it would develop Aura Delray Seaside with a vacation resort-model swimming pool, two-story clubhouse, puppy park, playground, community backyard garden and landscaped walkway along a canal.
Delray Seashore-based mostly Richard Jones Architecture intended the 12.2-acre advancement with 5.3 acres of open up space.
Aura Delray Beach will have 20 residences in each and every of two a few-story properties together Congress Avenue and 63 residences in each individual of 4 five-story properties. Two of the five-story structures will flank the swimming pool the other two will be located alongside the canal on the west facet of the enhancement internet site. The undertaking also incorporates about 1,600 sq. ft of commercial space.
Just about every of the six household buildings will have a mix of market place-fee residences and workforce apartments with down below-current market rents, reserved for tenants whose revenue is 80 % to 120 percent of median income in the regional area. At 25 %, the share of workforce housing units at Aura Delray Seaside would rank among the maximum in Delray Seashore, where by the typical between rental developments is 15 per cent, Miskel claimed.
In Palm Beach County, Trinsic Residential has created two other Aura-branded apartment properties in Boca Raton and Lantana. Kevin Neal, Trinsic Residential’s controlling director for South Florida, was unavailable for remark.
Delray Beach front Mayor Shelly Petrolia and commissioner Juli Casale solid the “no” votes in opposition to Aura Delray Beach. The mayor claimed the development will deliver “problematic” vehicular site visitors.
Casale reported rezoning the growth web site will worsen a shortage of industrial and commercial land in Delray Seashore and boost the household stress in the community home tax base.
“We are 2 per cent industrial and 9 % commercial,” Casale said. “We can not afford to pay for to lower that … Which is accurately what our extensive plan tells us not to do.”