No campaign, no votes, no problem: Two retain Gardens council seats

Marcie Tinsley and Carl Woods reelected to the Palm Beach Gardens City Council as qualifying ends with no one opposing them.

Two Palm Beach Gardens City Council members were reelected Tuesday without a fight when no one qualified to run against them.

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‘Say Yes to the Dress’ store owner says ‘Yes to Palm Beach Gardens’

Kleinfeld co-owner Ronnie Rothstein on a recent visit tells how the show got its name and how he partnered with former “M*A*S*H” star Wayne Rogers to buy Kleinfeld.

When my daughter and I stood in the anteroom of the fabled Kleinfeld Bridal store in Manhattan and co-owner Ronnie Rothstein stopped by to chat, the last thing I expected to hear was his love for the city I’ve been calling home for nearly 30 years. 

But there he was, unsolicited, reciting his adoration for Carmine’s on PGA Boulevard, the Publix on Donald Ross Road and the Whole Foods Market downtown.

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Who’s in charge? Resignation leaves transportation agency adrift

Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency Executive Director Nick Uhren resigns but won’t say why; board considers hiring former deputy Valerie Neilson.

As the federal government unleashes billions for transportation, the head of the countywide agency charged with prioritizing how all that money is spent has resigned.

Nick Uhren’s decision to quit the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency after eight years left the agency’s 21-member board scrambling Thursday to find a replacement for the $200,000-a-year job.

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Want to be on city council? Time to sign up to run is now

Two-week qualifying period begins Tuesday for Palm Beach Gardens City Council.

Fed up with the way your city government is run? 

Two of the five seats on the Palm Beach Gardens City Council are up for election on March 8.

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Inside the courtroom: How to pay for roads to keep up with growth

Palm Beach Gardens argues in five-day trial that plans for more density require alternatives to the automobile.

In a five-day trial that drilled deep into concerns over how governments charge developers for the impacts of their projects, lawyers for Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Beach County hashed out what could be the future of growth management countywide.

At issue in the first stage of a lawsuit the county filed against the city on May 18 is whether a county system in place since the late 1980s can withstand pressure from cities looking to allow more dense developments and to free residents from reliance on cars.

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‘Forward-seeking city:’ Gardens embraces Catalfumo plan for apartments, office building

Dan Catalfumo’s PGA Station would revive the former Design Center with a 396-unit apartment building and an eight-story office building.

To revive a dormant retail hub, a 396-unit apartment building and an eight-story office structure won the enthusiastic approval Thursday from the Palm Beach Gardens City Council.

Developer Dan Catalfumo’s PGA Station would transform the former Design Center south of PGA Boulevard between Alternate A1A and Interstate 95 into a hub aimed at taking advantage of commuter rail opportunities on the adjoining Florida East Coast Railway tracks.

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Growth management revolt? Judge to hear Gardens-county clash

Palm Beach Gardens will argue that Palm Beach County’s decades-old system of collecting impact fees from developers must be thrown out.

A fight over control of millions of dollars in developer money has morphed into a rebellion that could blow up the system that has helped pay for growth in Palm Beach County since the 1980s. 

At its center is Palm Beach Gardens, which alone among the county’s 39 cities is fighting in court for the right to collect a state-sanctioned “mobility fee” from developers and spend it on projects of the city’s choice. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Catalfumo takes over Panama Hattie’s site 

Developer seeks permission to add 2 acres, 26 condos to now-vacant site along the Intracoastal Waterway at PGA Boulevard.

The long-stalled plan for condos on the former Panama Hattie’s restaurant site has new life under an expansion proposed by developer Dan Catalfumo.

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Political consultant sent attack ads over Woods’ tax vote

Consultant Randy Nielsen promises to keep pressure on Palm Beach Gardens officials over spending policies.

The next city election is five months away. Candidates don’t even formally sign up to run until November. 

But attack ads already are in the mail.

An unregistered group called Protect Gardens Taxpayers is taking shots at city Councilmember Carl Woods.

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Census 2020: Watch the Gardens grow

Led by Palm Beach Gardens, north county cities grew 15% over 10 years; Hispanic population rises throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach Gardens grew at a 22 percent clip over the past 10 years, the second-fastest rate of any city in Palm Beach County, census 2020 figures show.

Jupiter remains the most populous city in north county, at 61,047, but Palm Beach Gardens gained on it, drawing to within 2,000 at 59,182. 

Over the past 20 years, the Gardens’ growth rate of 68.8 percent is third in the county trailing just Palm Springs and Royal Palm Beach, census records show. Jupiter grew seventh-fastest over that period at 55 percent.

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