March 15, 2017, 10am PDT
Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.
December 2, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Efforts to improve oversight to keep the state's growth in check in Florida are being lauded, but development continues across the state and shows little sign of a slowdown.</p>
November 28, 2007, 9am PST
<p>More than 20 years after he helped the Florida Growth Management Act, Tom Pelham is back at the helm of the state's Department of Community Affairs trying to find a middle ground between residents and developers.</p>
November 18, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Palm Beach County residents, 1000 Friends of Florida and environmental activist Rosa Durando have filed paperwork with the State of Florida this week to challenge County land use amendment approvals, and gain standing to participate in negotiation.</p>
October 11, 2006, 12pm PDT
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Palm Beach Post</em> accuses the county's planning commissioners of bowing to the desires of developers and showing little concern for the way the 'planned' land is to be used.</p>
May 31, 2006, 5am PDT
Unscrupulous lenders and brokers in South Florida promoting "exotic" loans blamed for a dramatic increase in foreclosures, with worse still to come.
May 29, 2006, 9am PDT
Despite working with rural property owners for seven years to develop a 'sector plan' directing growth in rural areas, Palm Beach County voted to send a proposed plan amendment allowing 10,000 homes to the State for review. Area residents object.
May 12, 2006, 12pm PDT
The City Council of Riviera Beach, Florida, in an effort to outmaneuver the Florida Legislature, approved an agreement with a developer enabling a $2.4 billion waterfront redevelopment project that relies on eminent domain.
November 8, 2005, 8am PST
West Palm Beach City Commission selects new firm to revise the City's Downtown Master Plan, based on form driven code authored by Duany-Plater Zyberk in 1996, with new, guideline driven code.
October 19, 2005, 6am PDT
An editorial weighs in on the impact New Urbanism pioneer Andres Duany will have in the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast, and his dubious legacy in West Palm Beach.
June 16, 2005, 6am PDT
After years of simply talking about the area's affordable housing "crisis", Martin County commissioners unanimously adopted "inclusionary zoning."
April 13, 2005, 6am PDT
While Florida's real-estate boom has made affordable housing scarce and the state's income has increased, lawmakers seek to cut affordable housing funds.
April 2, 2005, 1pm PST
Mayor Lois Frankel dismisses role downtown master plan in West Palm Beach's current boom.
February 23, 2005, 6am PST
A backlog in getting development permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers is delaying development projects such as new housing, shopping centers, and roads.
February 14, 2005, 6am PST
Former planning leaders voice regrets over growth management in Florida.
January 21, 2005, 10am PST
Palm Beach County's state legislative delegation served notice on January 19th that growth in western agricultural areas could be taken out of county control unless the County Commission approves a growth plan of its own.
July 20, 2004, 8am PDT
Developer offers city cash to bend zoning rules.
July 12, 2004, 6am PDT
it's not about traffic planning and latest design trends -- education is the key to creating livable communities.
June 28, 2004, 9am PDT
The Palm Beach Post exposes how one of the biggest deals in Florida since Disney evolved.
January 22, 2004, 8am PST
City to consider allowing taller buildings in exchange for more affordable housing downtown.