The Urban Redevelopment Area (URA) is an 11,467-acre portion of Central Palm Beach County that is the focus of revitalization and redevelopment activities. The designation was the result of the Infill and Redevelopment Study presented to the Board of County Commissioners in 2004. The URA boundaries are generally: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to points as far west as Jog Road.
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The Central portion of the County showed a remarkable need for infill and redevelopment. The URA was identified as (1) it contains 62 of the 104 designated Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) areas, (2) it represents an older, urbanized development pattern that is experiencing deterioration, disinvestment, and higher rates of vacancies; 3) it exhibits areas of underused lands lacking crucial urban services such as sewer and drainage; and 4) it contains existing redevelopment initiatives such as the Westgate Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), the Lake Worth Road Commercial Corridor overlay, and the Lake Worth Park of Commerce (LWPOC).
Several areas within the URA have been targeted for specific detailed planning and are further described on the sidebar link. The URA team has been diligently working on each aspect below:
- URA Code Drafting
- Priority Redevelopment Areas (PRAs)
- Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEAs)
- Site Analysis
- Annexation Issues
The County encourages public participation at various meetings scheduled as follows (PDF):