A property near trendy Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach could be developed as an independent and assisted living facility.

On the evening of Dec. 2, the City Commission will consider amending the restrictive covenant for the 1.25-acre parking lot at 401 Datura St. to accommodate a developer’s new site plan. The full development application would be considered at a later time, but this resolution provides a good preview.

The property has a restrictive covenant on it because the city sold it in 2002 through a request for proposals (RFP) process. The original buyer didn’t develop on the site, but the following restrictions remain with the city:

At least five stories must be developed.
The developer must provide 50 parking spaces to the city.
All levels above the ground floor must be residential.
A pharmacy must be housed on the first floor.
Brian Terry, of architecture firm Insite Studio, submitted a site plan for an 8-story independent and assisted living facility there totaling 244,241 square feet. After negotiating with city staff, several changes to the restrictive covenant have been recommended.

Instead of providing 50 parking spaces to the city, the developer would provide 26 spaces in its parking garage for the city’s monthly parking pass holders, create five metered parking spaces for the city along the alleyway leading to Clematis Street, and build a trash room for the city to meet the waste disposal needs of businesses on Clematis Street. The requirement for a pharmacy would be removed, since a CVS pharmacy has been built nearby.

The property is owned by Ivy at Clematis LLC, managed by Miguel Poyastro of Coral Gables-based Fortune Capital Management. However, two applications regarding the property on the Dec. 11 agenda of the city’s Downtown Action Committee indicate the development plans were filed by ZF Development II, an affiliate of Orlando-based Zom Living.

Zom Living has its first senior living facility under construction in Wellington.

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2019/12/02/senior-living-facility-proposed-near-clematis.html