Facility to serve as district headquarters for central Palm Beach County
WESTLAKE, Fla. – (June 6, 2017) – Minto Communities is making it possible for Palm Beach County to construct a new Fire Station #22 in Westlake to serve the people living in and around the area.
Minto has completed the conveyance of nearly 4.5 acres of land to the Palm Beach County Fire- Rescue Department for the new facility, which will dually serve as a district headquarters for central Palm Beach County. The land is located at the intersection of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Town Center Parkway South in the City of Westlake.
“This is something we promised Palm Beach County we would do as part of our development order, and it’s something we are more than happy to do for the benefit of central Palm Beach County,” said John Carter, vice president of Minto Communities.
Carter said Palm Beach County will design and build the station and should start site plan approvals and building permit submittals sometime this year. Schematic designs of Fire Station #22 indicate the station will have 4 large bays to accommodate firefighting apparatuses and ancillary facilities to house the fire rescue staff that would be based full time at the station.
This is the second major community project that Minto has undertaken since the city of Westlake incorporated last year. The award-winning builder is currently improving a 1.5-mile section of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road near the northern end of Seminole Ridge High School to just past 60th Street North. Minto is spending more than $25 million for the improvements, which include widening the road from two lanes to four lanes and constructing a landscape- divided median, along with new sidewalks and an 80-foot landscaped buffer in the dedicated Rural Parkway Easement. Completion is expected next fall. The $25 million payment is part of a larger financial commitment Minto has made to the area over the next 15 years. In addition, the appraisal Palm Beach County requested for the 4.5 acre site conveyed to Palm Beach County for Fire-Rescue Station #22 estimated the land value to be $2 million all provided to Palm Beach County at no cost.
Westlake is a 3,800-acre, master-planned community that shares the same name and borders with Palm Beach County’s 39th city. In addition to many residential neighborhoods, plans include 2.2 million square feet of non-residential commercial space, including a town center that will become the new downtown for central Palm Beach County. Minto said it will likely be developing the area over the next 10 to 15 years. For more information visit www.MintoUSA.com.
About Minto Communities
Minto Communities, based in Florida since 1978, has represented integrity, financial strength and enduring value for nearly 40 years. Minto builds exceptional new homes and communities to meet every lifestyle, with more than 25,000 new homes built in Florida in 44 communities throughout the state. Minto is dedicated to continuous improvement in design, quality and customer experience. Applauded and recognized as an expert in the home building industry, Minto was awarded “Best Floor Plans” from Ideal-Living magazine.
These are just some of the elements that set Minto apart as an exceptional home builder and community developer, and have earned the company national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys. Minto has earned multiple national awards for community and home design, including 2016 Best Mixed-Use Community and 2017 Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for The Isles of Collier Preserve community in Naples, Florida; and 2016 Best Clubhouse from the National Association of Home Builders for Harbour Isle in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.