$60 million Gulf Stream project up for final vote tonight

LAKE WORTH —  Psst….got a second?

The Gulfstream Hotel located at 1 Lake Ave in Lake Worth.

The Gulfstream Hotel located at 1 Lake Ave in Lake Worth. 

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.

The final vote comes tonight from the city’s Historic Resources Preservation Board at a special meeting scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Up for discussion: the site plan. If approved, Hudson Holdings says the hotel can be restored within 15 months.

Still, there’s a little lawsuit issue that needs to be resolved. Three residents — including former commissioner Jo-Ann Golden — recently sued the city, claiming commissioners were in violation of the city charter that states building heights can exceed 45 feet.

The city, however, says it’s confident the suit won’t slow — or derail — the project.

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