Royal Poinciana Plaza Improvements in Palm Beach
It seems every week there is a new development or project being approved at a Town of Palm Beach Town Council or Commission Meeting, this week continued that trend. The final approval was made for the Royal Poinciana Plaza Revitalization improvements.
For the past eight months, a group of architects and landscapers have gone through and redesigned this Town of Palm Beach plaza. They have used the Regent style and originator John Volk’s signature style as inspiration. The Royal Poinciana Plaza would receive a consistent look, updated landscaping, minor parking redesign, renewed storefronts, smaller sidewalks, and more shrubbery.
Due to the Royal Poinciana Plaza receiving Landmark status, it must go through the approvals on the Landmark Preservation Commission. This past Wednesday the final plans were unanimously approved by the Commission, and will move on to constructions plans for execution.
The 12-acre project could become more difficult once the plans are put into motion. Smith and Moore Architects and Nievera Williams Landscape Architecture had taken constructive suggestions when it came to the plans from the Commission, which led to an approval from the commission.
When they will break ground on this upcoming project is still unknown. The duration of the project could be six months to eighteen months. As a year round resident, we all know what type of noise and pollution this could cause for residents. The Town of Palm Beach Town Council still has to view a site plan before any of the changes can occur. We could only hope that they consider everything prior to deciding.
This project for renovation of the plaza will be in good company with the Testa’s redevelopment project in the works as well. Big changes are coming to Royal Poinciana Way in the next year for the residents of Town of Palm Beach.