Master Plan Project Status - October 1, 2019
order to prepare the land for sale to the developer, and also prepare the land
for reconstruction of holes #1, 9, and 18 on the West golf course, a massive
earthwork project is currently underway.
To date, approximately, 75% of the earthwork has been completed. During
this process, our contractor doing this work, encountered extensive construction
debris illegally buried on the driving range when the West course was built
almost 40 years ago. This debris needed to be sifted and separated from the
dirt and hauled offsite. This has now been completed.
a result of the buried debris field, there was one small area that tested above
acceptable levels for contaminants. As a
result, the Florida DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) needed to be
notified, before a permit was issued by the South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) to complete the earthwork and the construction of new lakes on
the golf course. We are currently waiting for DEP to sign off, and then the
remaining SFWMD permit will be issued. Once this permit is issued, the balance
of the earthwork and the creation of the new lakes will begin and should be
completed in about four weeks. As this
work is underway, the golf course contractor will begin work on reconstructing
the three new golf holes. The golf course work should take approximately 90
days to complete, weather permitting, at which time all 18 holes on the West
can reopen. At this time, we anticipate all 18 holes will be available for
play, sometime in February. Obviously, this timetable is dependent on obtaining
the final permit from SFWMD. We are hopeful, this permit will be issued in the
next couple of weeks.
Master Plan County
application for the Eastpointe Master Plan has been submitted to Palm Beach
County government officials, by our planning consultants, UDK Studios, in order
to create four separate parcels of land within Eastpointe. One parcel will be created for the 75 homes,
which will be sold to the developer. A
second parcel will be created for the new Bistro and Fitness center. A third
parcel will the created for the changes made to West golf course. A fourth parcel will be created for the
existing west golf course maintenance building area. The PB County Zoning
Commission will hold a public hearing on November 7th, and the PB
County Board of County Commission will hold a public hearing on November 25th
to approve the changes to the Eastpointe Master Plan.
building plans for the new Recreation Center complex have been completed by REG
Architects. REG has been authorized to complete final construction drawings
which will be submitted to the County for building permits. The final
construction documents should be completed by the end of December. We have been
advised that Palm Beach County will require about four months to approve
permits. During this time ECC will request bids from three qualified general
contractors to construct the new Recreation Center building. Construction on
the new Bistro/Fitness center cannot begin until we receive the final payment
from the developer, which we anticipate will be September, 2020.
Board wishes to express its gratitude to its members for their support, understanding
and patience. We will certainly keep you apprised of new developments as they
occur in the weeks and months ahead.
Eastpointe Board of Governors