Tampa, Fl. (October 30, 2014) – Minto Communities received approval for Minto West, a new master planned community located in central-western Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County Commissioners voted to approve changes to the land-development code, zoning rules and Comprehensive Plan allowing the Minto West development to move forward in a 5-2 vote. The mixed use development will consist of 4,546 homes and 2.1 million square feet of non-residential use. The plan for the 3,800 acre property includes office space, light industrial, 3,000-student college campus, 150-room hotel, aerospace/ technology research and development park, and a Town Center featuring retail shops, restaurants and entertainment.
“We are very pleased with the decision of the Palm Beach County Commission to adopt the Minto West development plan,” said Mike Belmont, President of Minto Communities Florida. “The community, stakeholders and our supporters understand our plan for responsible growth and the benefits and opportunities that we intend to bring to the area.” Build out of the community including residential, recreation facilities, Town Center, office and retail are expected to take decades.
The Town Center will become the hub of this community and will serve not only the residents of Minto West but the surrounding western communities offering a diversity of businesses and entertainment options. Neighborhoods will be planned and designed to evoke a sense of place, reflecting the history, environment, and architecture reminiscent of “Old Florida.” The design theme of Minto West will evoke a historical, small town Florida atmosphere and sense of community.
The vision for Minto West has been to create a sustainable community while complementing the surrounding environment. Natural areas and open spaces will occupy over 55% of the property with over 240 acres of parks, 600 acres of lakes and 15 miles of walking, biking and equestrian trails.
Minto West will provide the opportunity to create much needed jobs, bringing a balance of sustainable land uses to the western region of the county and provide additional housing options. “We have a well thought out growth plan which we created to benefit the local region. A plan that will improve roads and drainage, provide jobs, retail options, and public parks to an area that has been lacking these services for decades,” stated John Carter, Vice President of Minto Florida. Minto will also dedicate land for a Palm Beach County public school and fire station.
For a complete list of public records and other documents containing key information regarding the October 29th meeting visit the Palm Beach County website at www.pbcgov.com.
About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 43 communities throughout the state. The company has been building in Palm Beach County for over 35 years. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national recognition that includes consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and multiple national home and community design awards. Information about Minto Florida communities is available at www.mintofla.com.