By Dan Moffett
Billionaire Palm Beach real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene is busy campaigning around the state for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Officials in Manalapan would rather see him repairing the house he owns at 4020 S. Ocean Blvd.
Three years ago, Greene and his investor group, 920 N. Stanley Partners LLC, bought the 6,400-square-foot, six-bedroom home on 2.4 acres adjacent to the Boynton Inlet.
Greene’s group told Manalapan officials in 2016 the plan was to demolish the structures, divide the lot and build two homes there. That hasn’t happened. A legal dispute with an adjacent owner over submerged land property lines has stalled Greene’s plan.
Meanwhile, the 60-year-old, $6 million house is falling apart, officials say.
“It’s a nightmare,” said Town Manager Linda Stumpf. “The gutters are falling down. Lights are falling down. It’s dreadful.”
The town has cited Greene’s group with a lengthy list of code violations and wants them resolved soon. The case will go before a special magistrate in August.
The message from the town is “either fix it or take it down,” Stumpf said.
“We understand there are some special circumstances,” Mayor Keith Waters said. “But that doesn’t preclude taking care of the property.”
Representatives of Stanley Partners could not be reached for comment.