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City of West Palm Beach staff presented its plan to redo zoning for the proposed 25-story building, known as the One Flager project, at the First Church of Christ Scientist site.

A new zoning district incentivized for “Class A” office has been proposed in part of downtown West Palm Beach, which would aid the Related Cos.’ effort to build a 25-story office tower there.

RelatedOfficeTowerProposal AAccording to data cited by city officials from brokerage JLL, the “Class A” office buildings downtown have a vacancy rate of just 5 percent. City efforts to recruit major corporate tenants downtown have fallen short because of the lack of available office space, including a hospital company that relocated to Boca Raton instead, the city memo said.

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Battle over West Palm’s Skyline Height Starting to Get Testy

As a series of votes approaches on the future of the downtown West Palm Beach skyline, the battle for public opinion is heating up.

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