By Bryan Boggiano
The city commission unanimously passed three items at their April 19 meeting that will usher in the creation of Wedge Preserve Park.
The park is planned for a 39.5-acre plot of land on the northeast corner of Hillsboro Boulevard and Nob Hill Road. The developed area itself will be 35.56 acres in size.
To develop Wedge Preserve Park, the commission considered restricting development solely to a park, which would be accomplished by approving a plat application to the county.
Previously, the planning and zoning board approved the plat update at their March 9 meeting before the item went to the commission.
Vice Mayor Simeon Brier moved to approve the plat application. Commissioner Bob Mayersohn seconded. It passed unanimously.
While the application awaits county approval, the commission considered approving an agreement with the county to approve building permits for the park prior to the application’s approval.
On March 27, the parks and recreation advisory board discussed two preliminary concept designs, both of which included two baseball fields, eight pickleball courts, a multi-use field, a splash pad, a walking trail, and more.
Commissioner Ken Cutler moved to approve this item, which Mayersohn seconded. It also passed unanimously.
Prior to the commission’s approval, the soon-to-be Wedge Preserve Park was zoned as Palm Beach County Agricultural Residential and Parkland Planned Residential Development. Future land use was residential.
The city owns the land, so the commission had to rezone the 39.5-acre area from residential use to a recreational/open space district.
At their April 6 meeting, the commission unanimously approved the rezoning measure. The planning and zoning board also approved the measure before commission approval.
On April 19, Brier moved to approve the rezoning item, which Commissioner Jordan Isrow seconded. It also passed unanimously.
To discuss further development and get resident feedback, the city will host a forum at the P-REC center on Thursday, April 27, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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- A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan plans to pursue geosciences at Florida International University for his master's. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.
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