July 6, 2022

Neighbors withdraw objections to hotel plans plans in Palm Beach

The owners of the Palm House hotel property have hammered out a settlement with their…

Neighbors withdraw objections to hotel plans plans in Palm Beach
Neighbors withdraw objections to hotel plans plans in Palm Beach

The owners of the Palm House hotel property have hammered out a settlement with their Brazilian Avenue neighbors, who have withdrawn their objections to the long-delayed renovation project at 160 Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach.

The Architectural Commission this month reviewed — and approved — new landscape buffers and other changes designed to help mitigate noise, privacy and light-spillage concerns previously raised by the neighbors. 

Virginia C. Simmons of 133 Brazilian Ave. and Timothy and Gayle DeVries of 141 Brazilian Ave. own the houses and a vacant lot that back up to the south side of the Palm House property.

“Our client is very pleased with the changes, and we support all (zoning-code) variance and special exceptions that will be needed” to accommodate the settlement requirements, said attorney Donald J. Lunny Jr., who represented Simmons.