By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District has alerted the city in writing that it wants a voice in developing Boca Raton’s comprehensive waterfront plan.
    “As stakeholders of vacant beachfront and Intracoastal property, the district would like to request a cooperative role with the city in the development of the plan financially and also with regard to the preparation of the plan and its implementation,” Robert Rollins, the district’s chairman, said in a July 18 letter to Mayor Susan Haynie.
    The district owns Ocean Strand, almost 15 undeveloped acres between Spanish River and Red Reef parks. District commissioners fretted that they have not been updated on the city’s request for proposals from consultants, which were due June 1.
    Boca Raton seeks “an experienced firm” to develop a waterfront master plan “for city-owned properties adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and/or the Atlantic Ocean.” A contract has not been awarded.
    Rollins’ letter follows his appearance at a May 9 meeting where he told City Council members the same thing.

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