Support for Midtown Delray (aka Swinton Commons)
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.
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.