Commissioners approve warehouse complex at Palm Beach International Raceway, then endorse search for new racetrack site.
With their attorneys waving the white flag, county commissioners Thursday reversed a January decision and approved zoning to allow a massive warehouse complex at the shuttered Palm Beach International Raceway.
But they rolled out a potential final lap for racing fans who have been fighting the warehouses for more than a year: At least three commissioners said they would seek a way to build a new raceway in Palm Beach County.
Continue reading “‘Not a stop sign:’ Raceway fight hits brick wall but new path opens”
Special magistrate recommends Palm Beach County Commission reverse decision on warehouses at former Moroso raceway on Beeline Highway.
“Warehouses vs. Racetrack 2” is coming to a County Commission near you.
A special magistrate is backing the warehouses.
Continue reading “Magistrate backs warehouses, can’t tell landowner to keep racetrack”
County defends decision to deny warehouses at shuttered Palm Beach International Raceway, says owner failed to show that circumstances have changed.
It took five minutes for retired Administrative Law Judge Bram Canter to announce that mediation had failed between Palm Beach County and the landowner seeking to build warehouses at the former Moroso racetrack.
Then the real hearing began.
Continue reading “Why warehouses? Racetrack owners press case before judge”
Formula Race Promotions, with Indy champ Danny Sullivan, says it will reveal location of massive complex in early June.
A racing group that includes one time Indy 500 champion Danny Sullivan says it will unveil plans in June for a massive racetrack complex on 900 acres in Martin County to replace the now-shuttered Palm Beach International Raceway.
The group, Formula Race Promotions headed by Al Guibord, tried but failed to buy the 175-acre PBIR, which is under contract to warehouse-builder Portman Industrial.
Continue reading “New race track? Rejected PBIR bidder to announce Martin County site”
With flyover out, planners propose ways to avoid left turns at critical western intersection.
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Years after local politicians scrapped plans for a Northlake Boulevard flyover at the Beeline Highway, the state has called for U-turns and an unusual lane configuration to smooth traffic flow at the major western intersection.
With construction expected to start in summer, the biggest change is how cars would turn without gumming up the intersection that funnels traffic in and out of The Acreage and nearby communities and handles truck traffic feeding the Port of Palm Beach.
Continue reading “State plans U-turns, crossover lane at Beeline-Northlake”