The Palm Beach Post – West Palm Beach discusses “All Aboard Florida” station tonight

Posted on November 10, 2014

By Eliot Kleinberg

West Palm Beach City Commissioners have a regular meeting  today at commission chambers at City Hall, 401 Clematis St.They meet first at 4:30 p.m., sitting as the board of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The regular commission meeting starts at 5 p.m.

Tops on the commission meeting agenda: All Aboard Florida. The board is expected to finally take on All Aboard Florida’s request to close a section of an alleyway between Datura and Evernia streets for its $29 million downtown station. That already had been tabled for Oct. 14 and was tabled again for the Oct. 28 meeting. The commission will also discuss side roads at Clematis and Fern streets. And it will discuss requests by All Aboard about its plans for a transportation hub at the train station. City incentives currently reward developers who build office or hotel space; All Aboard wants to build residences.

Not expected for Monday:  proposed changes in downtown noise standards. They already had been pulled from the Oct. 14 agenda, and the commission is expected to table it to Dec. 8. City Administrator Jeff Green has said the city is holding more meetings with merchants who have questions about the 85-decibel limit the city proposes.

Other items of interest on the agenda:

Height: Excpectd approve new height limits — from five stories to eight — for the downown area, including for the old City Hall site, for which the developers have submitted proposals.
Currie: Expected to approve changes in codes as part of a plan to revitalize the Currie Park corridor.

Dixie: Expected to create a fund to encourage donations for improve the Dixie Highway corridor.

Urban Farm:  Expected to agree to pay $4,163 to connect water for an urban farm being built at 1400 Henrietta Ave., near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

Christmas: Expected to cancel its Monday, Dec. 22 meeting because of the Christmas holiday. Employees also will get a paid holiday on Friday, Dec. 26; City Hall will be closed that day.

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