Support for Midtown Delray (aka Swinton Commons)

246 Signatures Goal: 300

Petitioning: Members of the Delray Beach City Commission & Delray Beach Development Organizations

Signers: Residents of Delray Beach, FL

We the undersigned would like to fully support and are in favor of the real estate development known as Midtown Delray located on blocks 61, 69, 70 and Sundy block. We ask that the City Commission, the Planning and Zoning Board, the Historic Preservation Board, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition, and the Downtown Development Authority, hear these community voices of support and move to approve all applications, site plans, and required permits to ensure that this development come to fruition.

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Project Information:

What is the Midtown Delray project?

A mixed use development that would provide downtown Delray Beach with:

  • Two and three bedroom apartments
  • High-end retail boutiques
  • 60 ft. wide public, landscaped courtyard with outdoor eating restaurants
  • Class-A Office space
  • A 120-room hotel
  • Residential- Inns with amenities for extended stays
  • A 400-space underground parking facility and Valet drop-off parking service
  • Eight (8) historic structures are being fully renovated & incorporated into the
  • project, including the Cathcart House and The Rectory on Swinton
  • An attractive pedestrian streetscape along Swinton Avenue with water features and landscaped areas
  • 60’ wide public pedestrian walkway to Atlantic

How would the Midtown Delray project benefit the community….?

  • 1,698 direct and indirect jobs will be created during construction
  • Over 400 permanent, full time new jobs will be created in the hospitality, retail, and office sector;
  • City’s current property tax base will expand from $343,000 dollars to $2,500,000;
  • Will generate a steady increase on property and land value in West Atlantic and South Swinton neighborhood areas;
  • Future Grant Fund, created by developer, will help improve historic structures in the neighborhood;
  • Creates connectivity and better pedestrian access to and from the surrounding neighborhoods to Atlantic Avenue.
  • Beautification of the area through the use of attractive landscaping, water features, and pedestrian walkways, combined with a visually attractive Swinton Avenue streetscape;
  • Will also be a catalyst for historic rehabilitation and attract new investment and development in the surrounding areas.


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  • Elizabeth Kligerman
    Elizabeth Kligerman United States, Boynton Beach
    Jul 20, 2017
    Jul 20, 2017
    Discard older buildings and you have no history. Without history there is no sense of self. Without a sense of self there is no respect for self and others.
  • Gail Friedler
    Gail Friedler United States, Pikesville
    Jul 20, 2017
    Jul 20, 2017
    The city needs this as right now it is a blight on an otherwise beautiful city. The extra taxes to the city are a plus as well as the development will bring much needed jobs in these difficult economic times.
  • Ian Hunt
    Ian Hunt United States, Fort Lauderdale
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    How is this great for Delray? Have any of you even attempted to drive down Atlantic Avenue lately? Not only is the two-lane downtown section completely bogged down, but now even the four-lane section is packed. We do NOT need even MORE cookie cutter high rise apartments or retail boutiques. Our beautiful little downtown is looking more and more like Las Olas every day. NO WAY will I support this.
  • Joyce Winston
    Joyce Winston Canada, Toronto
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    Sounds like a win-win for Delray Beach.
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    Christine Nash United States
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    Elizabeth Kligerman United States
    2 days ago
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    Patty Reed United States
    2 days ago
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    Gail Friedler United States
    2 days ago
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    Alexander Simon United States
    3 days ago
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    David Kane United States
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    Joyce Winston Canada
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    Lynn Adrian United States
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    Scott Beckett United States
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    leonor marcan United States
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    Mary Anne Pirozzi United States
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    Peter Perri United States
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    James Franklin United States
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    John Wonak United States
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    Tim Lampson United States
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