Boynton Beach officials Tuesday night- in a rowdy and passionate five-hour meeting- gave a first approval to a major overhaul of hundreds of pages of plans that outline how the city is to be developed — regarding density and height — during the next few decades.
One change that was approved as part of the plan is at the waterfront Riverwalk Plaza at Federal Highway and Woolbright Road. Under the approved plan, the habitable space of a building is allowed to reach 100 feet high.
Before the plan was approved, Riverwalk was allowed to be up to 75 feet, with a required zoning and land use change. Without all that, the limit was 45 feet.
And currently, plaza owner Isram Realty is proposing a project with such heights.
More than 50 residents came to Tuesday’s Community Redevelopment Agency meeting wearing white shirts to protest the Riverwalk change. They also wore a red “4” on their shirts, symbolizing their desire for a four-story building there instead.
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