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Boca Raton: New plans submitted for Mizner on the Green site

Conceptual drawing of proposed Mizner 200 project. Image provided by Garcia Strombeg GS4studios

By Mary Hladky

     Elad National Properties has submitted preliminary plans to the city for yet another reimagining of what it wants to build on the site of Mizner on the Green on Southeast Mizner Boulevard.

      The latest proposal, named Mizner 200, calls for one all-residential building with about 384 luxury condo units on the nearly nine-acre site.

      In a significant departure from past proposals, this project would be nine stories, or 100 feet, tall – exactly in line with the city’s height limits for that part of downtown.

      Mizner on the Green’s 18, three-story buildings with 246 rental units would be demolished.

      The developer’s representatives met with city planning staff on Jan. 19. The staff has asked for more, largely technical, information, but did not indicate any major objections.

      Elad stunned downtown Boca Raton residents in September, 2014 when it unveiled plans for 500 luxury condos designed by prominent “starchitect” Daniel Libeskind.

     The project’s four towers rising as high as 30 stories well exceeded the height limits and drew impassioned objections from downtown activists.

      When that proposal proved to be a non-starter, Elad returned to the city last May with a completely new condo project called Sol-A-Mar.

      Four of the seven buildings were 13 stories – once again more than allowed. Those plans also failed to garner city approval.

      Elad is seeking no variances for Mizner 200, designed by the West Palm Beach architectural firm Garcia Stromberg.

      The Plantation-based developer will submit final plans to the city in February, chief executive Amnon Safran said in a statement.

      “We plan to soon meet with our neighboring residents and businesses so that city staff and officials, residents and businesses and prospective buyers understand all of the benefits to be enjoyed by our pedestrian-friendly residences,” he said.

 

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