Support for Midtown Delray (aka Swinton Commons)

Ellyn Tomaszewski
Ellyn Tomaszewski 115 Comments
264 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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  • John franczak
    John franczak United States, Delray Beach
    Aug 12, 2017
    Aug 12, 2017
    From a seed...grows a flower...to a new beginning...cudos and blessings ..to your progressive ..persistance..that has payed off..and to all those..forward thinkers and the collective efforts..to your team and the community at large..
  • Deborah Dowd
    Deborah Dowd United States
    Jul 30, 2017
    Jul 30, 2017
    I believe this project to be a vibrant addition to our great city of Delray Beach!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2017
    Jul 29, 2017
    Let's get this project going now!
  • 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.
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    Sheri Falk United States
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    John franczak United States
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    Morris Carstarphen United States
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    Jacques Theraube United States
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    Irwin Meisler United States
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    Diane Franco United States
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    Deborah Dowd United States
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