Demolition is underway to take out the old Robb & Stucky furniture store in the former Design Center in Palm Beach Gardens.
In its stead will rise PGA Station, if Gardens developer Dan Catalfumo gets his way. He is proposing up to 750 apartments, starting with a 396-unit building with an attached 608-space parking garage on the Robb & Stucky site at 3801 Design Center Drive.
A 200,000-square-foot, eight-story office building with a 1,060-space parking garage would go on the east side of RCA Center Drive just across the street.
The moves would transform the onetime retail center south of PGA Boulevard and east of Interstate 95 that Catalfumo started developing in 2005 but lost to lenders after the real estate collapse. In April 2019, Catalfumo and partner Bob Rawe paid $17 million to buy back three properties for PGA Station.
The project has yet to undergo public review before the city’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board or the City Council.
The city granted the demolition permit, valued at $189,000, in February. If new construction does not begin within 30 days of completion, the city requires that the pad be stabilized, seeded and sodded.
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