Whichever city winds up with Hidden Key has the inside path to Lost Tree Village.
Palm Beach Gardens’ massive annexation of 1,350 acres east of Interstate 95 has spawned a fierce competition with neighboring North Palm Beach over a single, critical spit of land called Hidden Key.
Hidden Key holds another key, the key to the greatest annexation prize of them all, the gated, uber-private, golf course community, Lost Tree Village.
Possessing the 70-home waterfront community of Hidden Key brings Lost Tree Village into reach.
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City could grow by more than 10 percent if neighboring residents agree in March referendum.
Palm Beach Gardens rolled out a massive and ambitious effort Tuesday to annex more than 1,350 acres containing more than 8,300 residents, a move that ultimately would be decided by voters after a potentially divisive campaign.
The city has sliced the properties, all east of Interstate 95, into five zones. A majority of residents in each zone would have to vote yes on the March 19 ballot for their respective zone to enter the city.
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City’s recent annexation flowed from a massive annexation more than 30 years ago.
With last week’s Palm Beach Gardens City Council vote finalizing the decision to annex 300 acres along Northlake Boulevard, we look back on how Palm Beach Gardens spread so far west in the first place, a story first told on the Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society Facebook page.
What is now Avenir and the Sandhill Crane Golf Club came into the city in a 5,638-acre annexation in March 1991.
The biggest piece was the 4,763-acre ranch owned by Charlie Vavrus, who at the time proposed a city for 42,000 residents. That land is now called Avenir, approved in 2016 for nearly 4,000 homes. And they’re rising rapidly.
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Backers say move harms effort to form new village: ‘They’re basically grabbing all the commercial property.’
To Palm Beach Gardens leaders, it’s a natural step, squaring off the city’s western boundary by adding 300 acres of valuable property to the tax rolls.
To the residents who want to create a city in The Acreage, it is a near-death blow.
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