Sunday, May 27, 2012
LOTS OF GOOD NEWS IN DELRAY BEACH
Delray Beach won the “Best of the Road: 2010 Best Small Towns in America” Award, announced by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Several residential projects, “at rest” during the recent housing turmoil, are reviving. Cannery Row, in the heart of Pineapple Grove and Bankers Row historic district, is located on NE Second Avenue and Lake Ida Road, with 82 3-story townhouses. Clubhouse was recently completed. Many units are sold and two additional buildings await permits. Pineapple Grove is filled with restaurants, galleries, salons and is a thriving arts and cultural center.
Midtown Delray, a 17 building complex of 116 3-story rental townhomes, will begin construction on July 1st. Units will average just under 1700 sq ft with attached garages; 82 will accommodate 2 cars. One hundred forty temporary full-time jobs will be created. Location is at 4200 Old Germantown Road, east of Military Trail and south of Linton Boulevard. It is 2 miles west of I-95 and 4 miles east of the Florida Turnpike. Ceilings will be9’4”. Kitchens will have black appliances, 42” cabinets, granite countertops and modern lighting fixtures. There will be a swimming pool, clubhouse and tot lot.
With many cultural venues, restaurants and shops, downtown Delray is a mecca for shoppers. USA Today described Delray Beach as “getting hipper by the year.” Recreation and outdoor activities abound.