LAKE WORTH — The Gulfstream Hotel is coming back from the dead.
After a marathon discussion, the Historic Resources Preservation Board by a unanimous vote at a special meeting tonight, approved Hudson Holdings‘ major site plan to restore the historic hotel, built in the 1920s, to its former glory.
Vice Chair Darrin Engel had to recuse himself because of a conflict.
City Commissioners have already approved key zoning changes to move the $60 million project forward. Tonight’s vote by the Historic Resources board represents the final vote Hudson Holdings needed before starting work on the 91-year-old hotel.
During presentations by the city and representatives for Hudson Holdings, everything from landscaping to where the buildings will be situated to how overflow parking will be addressed, were discussed.
Let me tell you something. Perhaps you’ve heard. Maybe not. A Delray Beach developer — Hudson Holdings — wants to restore the Gulf Stream Hotel to its heavenly grandeur for roughly $60 million.
The City Commission has already approved key zoning changes to allow the project to inch forward, a move that pleased many growth-seeking residents while irking those who fear the project will ruin Lake Worth’s small town charm.