The Honorable Betty Resch and City Commissioners:
I voted no to raise the height limit from 65 feet to 87 feet (spot zoning.) I voted yes on measure 2 on March 15, 2013, the Charter amendment to keep Lake Worth Low Rise
I'm concerned about the bulk, height and scale of the proposed "Gulfstream Annex" addition. The applicant is pursuing one mega-lot, big box development, which is not in harmonious with the surrounding neighborhood. Six lots (11 Lake Ave., 12, 14, 20, 22 & 24 S. Lakeside ) are listed and visible on PAPA maps. Utilizing distinct properties for development purposes would scale back the intensity of an addition to the Gulfstream.
Here are a few suggestions:
1) City needs to own the south-north alley between 1 Lake Ave and 11 Lake Ave.; City should establish it as a one-way alley from 1st Ave S (ingress) to Lake Ave (egress)
2) A strip of land west of the alley large enough to accommodate back-in angle parking needs to be deeded to City for public parking purposes.
3) Maximum Annex height should be built behind and between the historic Gulfstream Hotel and Gulfstream Condos. This would maximize intracoastal, street and neighborhood views from the new Annex building for hotel annex guests as well as the public's view of the building
4) Don't support developer's proposal for 55-foot setback off Lake Ave. Instead a three story structure along Lake Ave. (11 Lake Ave.) The three story limit protects the view of the street for hotel guests and public view of Gulfstream heading east on Lake Ave.
5) Don't subsidize developer.
I oppose the parking lot designs that breach public parkland