Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / by Dave Magua
The real estate market isn't the only thing on fire in Boca Raton. A lot of new things are coming: The Boca Center for the Arts, The Brightline, and more!
Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation: Decades in the Making
The Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation recently made a
seven-figure donation to The Boca Raton Arts District Exploratory Corporation (BRADEC). This pledge of $5M will help break the ground for the Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation. This center will be Boca Raton’s hub for all things tech, culture, and education. Upon the full raising of the capital and completion of the design, planning, permitting and pre-construction phases, construction will commence, with an estimated 24-28 month construction schedule.
The newly-improved amphitheater will be first finished, expected by 2025, with the full center slated to open in 2027.
Under Construction in the Polo Shoppes!
You’ve probably seen the construction (or influx of new shoppers in the Regency Court Publix!) Slated to be reopened early-2022, the Publix in the Polo Shoppes on Military is undergoing major renovations. Though unsubstantiated by official sources, rumor has it, the Polo Shoppes will feature Boca’s first two-story Publix, complete with an indoor restaurant. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
(The Artist Formerly Known as) The Mizner Trail Golf Course
The 127-acre Mizner Trail Golf Course between Camino Real and SW 18th has officially been sold for $33.2M. In its place, Boca will gain seven new gated communities with a single common amenity center. There is currently no public timeline, but this will undoubtedly bring a lot of value to the already valuable Central/South Boca.
The Brightline Begins
Brightline trains will be uniting the state of Florida like never before. Boca’s 9,035SF train station has received a $1.5 million federal grant. Located in the 1300 block of Eighth St., construction is on track for a summer 2022 opening.
Stops will include Aventura, Boca Raton, Port Miami, West Palm Beach (?), Central Miami (?), and Orlando.