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Lantana: Bridge party will happen, but when?

By Mary Thurwachter



    There’s a Lantana bridge opening party on the horizon, but you can’t circle the date on your calendar just yet. The reason? No one knows exactly when the new Ocean Avenue Bridge will open.

    Lantana officials would like to set a date, but the bridge is county-owned, so Palm Beach County officials will determine when the $32 million span opens. That will depend on when construction wraps up, expected to be sometime between Nov. 15 and…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 2, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Linton bridge to be closed for six days

The Linton Boulevard Bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. Sept. 12, to 6 p.m. Sept. 18, for repairs and maintenance.

The bridge division of the Palm Beach County Engineering and Public Works Department already has put out message-board signs to notify residents of the closure.

Those who use the bridge should head north to the Atlantic Avenue Bridge, or south to the Spanish River Boulevard Bridge.

For more information, call Bridge Superintendent Barry Meve at…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 4, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

Lantana: Town OKs Sunday work on bridge

By Mary Thurwachter

In an effort to smooth the way for construction workers to complete the new Ocean Avenue Bridge by the target date at the end of November, the Lantana Town Council last month gave the green light to Sunday work.

In July, the council authorized night work (until 11 p.m. through Oct. 31). But Andres Sosa, GLF Construction project manager for the bridge, said workers would need to work on Sundays, as well. He asked for a variance to the town’s…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lantana: Fishing pier nearly done; bridge on schedule

Ocean Avenue bridge construction, photographed facing west, shows the expanse of the project. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Tim O’Meilia



The new, $32 million East Ocean Avenue bridge is…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 3, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Lantana Bridge Construction

80 concrete trucks arrived, mixed and poured on Nov. 3-4, as part of the construction project for the new Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana. The bridge is scheduled for completion March 2014, but may be ready as soon as November 2013.  Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 29, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Delray Beach Marriott Construction

Construction has been under way at the Marriott Delray Beach to add eight new two-story cabana suites built around a pool near the resort’s spa. In later phases of the expansion, approved in 2008, the Marriott’s restaurant will be brought out to Atlantic Avenue and retail will be…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: New library construction

Construction of the Boca Raton Library, at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest Fourth Street, is on schedule.  This is the front entrance. The 42,000-square-foot facility, set to open in 2013, will be almost twice the size of the current library, which opened 50 years ago. …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on October 3, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Lantana Bridge Construction

Workers from GLF Construction Corp. use a crane to hoist materials while demolishing and rebuilding the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 1, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Grand Opening of Publix at Sunshine Square

 

Store Location: Publix at Sunshine Square

501 SE 18th Ave.

Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

(561) 292-4080

 

Date of Opening: Thursday, August 2, 2012

 Time of Opening: 7 a.m.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 30, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Lantana Bridge Construction

The span on the west side has been removed as demolition continues on Lantana’s Ocean Avenue Bridge. Its replacement is expected to open in two years. Photo by Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Boynton Beach: Sunshine Square renovations moving along

By Angie Francalancia



    Renovations at Sunshine Square are more than halfway complete, with several new tenants, including a Panera Bread and TD Bank, anticipated for the shopping center at the southwest corner of Woolbright Road and Federal Highway.

    The enlarged Publix is expected to open in September with 14,000 more square feet than the old building and a more accessible design, according to spokesperson at Edens, the Columbia, S.C.-based, owners of the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 5, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

Lantana: Demolition to begin March 19 on 62-year-old span

The 1950 Lantana Bridge will be replaced with a taller, wider span. The first bridge on the site was built in 1911. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Inconvenience ahead;…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Inconvenience ahead; might as well throw a party

By Tim O’Meilia

    

Whaddaya do when the danged guvmint closes the bridge to the beach for 19 months and promises to build a nice, new, tall shiny replacement?

    Why, ya throw a party of course.

    The East Ocean Avenue bridge in Lantana officially closes to automobile traffic sometime after midnight March 19.

    But the town of Lantana will close it a day early — March 18 — and throw a Demolition Day party at Bicentennial Park on the west bank of…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Lantana: Optimism, worry mark merchants’ view of bridge closing

By Jan Norris



    Two years is a long time to go without Pamela’s grapefruit pie, or a plate of Peruvian fish and pepper cream sauce or George’s famous chicken salad.

    Once the Ocean Avenue bridge closes, shutting off Lantana from the coastal residents, it will mean a longer drive to get to the businesses lon the other side of the bridge.

    But the business owners say it’s worth it — especially for things you just can’t get elsewhere.

    That includes the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 1, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Early residents’ remains create a stir at home site

By Emily J. Minor

    

Feeling old, like you’ve lived in Florida since the beginning of time?

    Think again.

    Human bones unearthed at an ocean-side estate construction site in Delray Beach are those of an adult and an adolescent and are probably about 1,000 years old, said one of the archaeologists who studied the remains.

    Bob Carr, executive director of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy Inc., said they studied both the “teethware” and the suturing…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 1, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Ocean Ridge/Boynton Beach: When time won’t allow a visit to old favorites, try new services to the south

    Once Lantana’s Ocean Avenue Bridge closes in March, island dwellers will be looking to other businesses and restaurants for some of the same services and foods. Some favorite Lantana spots will be worth the drive (of course) and many favorite restaurants and essential services can be found in Plaza del Mar in Manalapan, but for some foods and services residents will need to venture across either the Ocean Avenue bridge between Ocean Ridge and Boynton Beach, or the Lake Worth bridge.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Lantana: Expect minimal information from bridge work signs

By Tim O’Meilia

    

Out-of-towners traveling I-95 and headed for the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Manalapan or Grandma and Grandpa’s condo in South Palm Beach better have an updated GPS system.

    When the Ocean Avenue bridge is closed in March for replacement, visitors won’t learn that until they reach the U.S. 1 and Lantana Road intersection.  

    Even locals driving up or down U.S. 1 won’t know the bridge is out until they reach another sign at U.S. 1 and Ocean Avenue.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 4, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: 6-house subdivision can proceed

By Steve Plunkett



The Spence estate is no more.

A demolition crew razed the 74-year-old house in late November, keeping the property on track to become Gulf Stream’s first subdivision in recent memory.        Seaside Builders LLC won approval Nov. 10 to replat the 6-acre-plus estate into six roughly…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on November 30, 2011 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

Manalapan: Economic downturn leads to uptick in home building

An oceanfront custom home is under construction at 1040 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan. The home includes 23,795 square feet and a guest house. Photo by Jerry Lower

 

By Christine Davis



Waterfront building in…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on September 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Lantana: Town wants old bridge to have future under water

By Tim O’Meilia



From bridge to rubble … to reef? Maybe, if financing can be found.

The town of Lantana is trying to persuade county officials to spend an additional $300,000 and use the crumbled parts of the soon-to-be demolished Ocean Avenue Bridge as an artificial reef.

Lantana doesn’t have the cash, but Town Manager Michael Bornstein wants Palm Beach County to take on the extra expense.

 “We are going to encourage the County Commission to keep the old bridge in… Continue

Added by Mary Kate Leming on August 3, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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