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7960827270?profile=originalBy Steve Plunkett

After one public outreach session on how to design Wildflower Park and a separate outreach session and an online survey for neighboring Silver Palm Park, consultant Kona Gray was not happy.
“Individually as parks they work. But toget

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7960818676?profile=originalThomson gets a congratulatory hug from Pastor Tommy Kiedis of Spanish River Church after he administered the oath of office to him during an organizational meeting. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

New City Council member Andy Thomson,

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By Mary Hladky

    The proposed Midtown development faces significant new obstacles as a result of conditions imposed by both city staff and a city board that would delay the start of construction, reduce the size of the project and possibly torpedo

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    The year 2017 ushered in a new era of goal-setting for the City Council.
    For the first time, officials posted video of the sessions on Boca Raton’s website, and actions were given completion dates.
    Also, the council did

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    Following the sweeping November victory of a citizen initiative to reserve all city-owned land on the Intracoastal Waterway for public uses, the City Council has introduced an ordinance to change the Wildflower parcel’s land

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By Mary Hladky

    City Council members are leaning toward an on-demand ride service as an alternative transportation option that would lessen downtown traffic congestion by getting people out of their cars.
    At a meeting May 8, they backed away fro

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By Sallie James

    A 900-car garage will eventually ease the parking crunch at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, despite nearby homeowners’ concerns about noise, pollution and crime.
    City Council members last month unanimously voted to move the pro

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By Sallie James

    Malka Cabral begged Boca Raton’s Planning and Zoning Board to reject plans to construct a 50-foot-high parking garage at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
    The proposed garage would overlook her home 100 feet from her property line.

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7960719286?profile=originalCondo balconies are cantilevered.

Rendering by GS4 Studios

By Sallie James

    A proposed six-story, 70-unit condo complex slated for the southwest corner of South Ocean Boulevard and East Palmetto Park Road got a thumbs up from Boca Raton’s Planning

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By Mary Hladky
    
    New downtown transportation alternatives are edging closer to reality — if the city can find business partners willing to help.
    City Council members, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency board, agreed at their Feb. 2

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By Sallie James

    When most city bars and restaurants are shutting down for the night, the after-hours crowd at Nippers and the Blue Martini is just starting to drift in.
    But the last call for alcohol may get moved up, and the owners of these ba

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By Steve Plunkett

    Andrea O’Rourke, who as president of the Golden Triangle Homeowners Association often criticized downtown development and traffic congestion as enemies to quality of life, plans to be “a voice of the residents” in her new seat

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By Steve Plunkett

    Now it’s 20 months and counting.
    Boca Raton City Council members canceled a Jan. 30 joint meeting with Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District commissioners. It would have been the first time the boards got together since Jun

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By Steve Plunkett

    The races are on.
    All three races are contested in Boca Raton’s municipal election and candidates are building sizable war chests to fund their campaigns.
    Voters will choose their mayor and two City Council members when the

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By Mary Hladky

    On one point, at least, everyone agrees: There isn’t enough parking in downtown Boca Raton.
    What to do about that is another matter.
    After wrestling with the issue for more than one hour at their Dec. 12 workshop meeting, City

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By Mary Hladky

    Boca Raton city officials have nearly reached the end of a tumultuous process to better define what developers can and can’t count as open space in downtown projects.
    The City Council, sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agenc

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