WGI provided Site Planning and Environmental services for this 270-unit, multi-family community. The development request required the processing of a small scale future land use amendment, rezoning, development order abandonment, conditional use request, waivers, variance, and right-of-way abandonment. The property is an important infill site, promoting a goal which is highly encouraged by Palm Beach County by providing 25% of units at Work Force Housing pricing. The surrounding area is comprised of a mix of uses, including residential, institutional, and commercial. The site’s location, coupled with the nature of the surrounding uses and need for diversification of housing options in the area, make the density and workforce units ideal at this location.
The site is the Countywide Community Revitalization Team area which is characterized by an urbanized fabric and a mix of uses that discourages vehicle dependency. This project prioritizes non-vehicular modes of transportation by providing strong pedestrian connectivity to features internal to the site and to the external pedestrian network. Paired with the site’s close proximity to a wide array of uses within a half-mile, such as a temple, daycare, and retail shopping centers, the site is uniquely situated to have the same parking demand as developments located in more dense, urban areas. By making non-vehicular modes of transportation convenient to the residents, Haverhill Commons can further reduce the demand for parking and encourage alternative transportation modes.