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As presented during the initial 2500 N. Ocean debacle, Pandora’s box has opened for development on our beaches in Boca Raton. Introducing the “Boca Beach House,” at 2600 N. Ocean Blvd. which is described as a “one of a kind oceanfront setting surrounded by nature preservation areas” according Azure Development, LLC. Azure Development is located in downtown Delray Beach, FL and the owner of 2600 N. Ocean is Grand Bank Natl Assn with a mailing address of GREENSPOON MARDER PA C/O 250 S AUSTRALIAN AVE STE 700, WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401.
2600 N. Ocean will consist of 4 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, a glass elevator, 4 car garage, rooftop pool, spa, fire pit and a summer kitchen. Let’s not forget that 40-foot boardwalk through protected Sea Grapes leading to the ocean. Plans containing the exact square footage of the property are still in the works, however 4 stories are proposed. And, we thought 2500 was bad…
What do 2500 N. Ocean and 2600 N. Ocean have in common? Both are monstrosities of “homes” plotted directly on sand dunes, endangering nature, wildlife and marine habitats. Boca is known to be the only city in South Florida without countless miles of development on the shoreline, until now. You can thank your un-resident friendly Council Members who vote in favor of this kind of development.
The fate of our beaches is up to the City Council, as both properties will come forward with a public hearing and a decision will be voted on and made. Both properties are not scheduled on the agenda, but things change quickly around here.
Below is a checklist of 2500 and 2600 N. Ocean Blvd.
These developments have the potential to blight Boca Raton’s pristine beaches. Please join us in prodding the City Council to abandon their path of granting variances to avoid controversy. Let’s fight to keep our beaches. Let your voice be heard by the Mayor and City Council Members: http://myboca.us/cityforms/contactUsMain.aspx