Indian Trail Improvement District backs GL Homes project

GL Homes picked up key support Wednesday night for its 3,900-home development west of The Acreage when the Indian Trial Improvement District’s Board of Supervisors voted to send a letter of approval to the Palm Beach County Commission, which will have final say on the project.

Supervisors voted 5-0 to send the letter, which urges commissioners to approve GL Homes’ Indian Trails Grove project if the developer agrees to meet certain conditions, including setting aside 640 acres for a reservoir to help alleviate flooding problems in The Acreage.

Land use and planning attorney Martin Perry made the pitch for GL Homes, giving supervisors an overview of the developer’s plans.

Martin Perry (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

Martin Perry (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

County commissioners have already given preliminary approval to GL Homes’ request for comprehensive plan changes that would allow it put more homes than would otherwise be allowed on the 4,900 acres it owns in the area.

A letter of support from the  district, a government entity set up to provide road and water services, indicates to commissioners that the project has some local support. Others are likely to oppose the project as another that will increase traffic, threaten the environment and damage the area’s quality of life.

On Thursday, commissioners will hold the first of two public hearings on Indian Trails Grove. In addition to comprehensive plan changes, GL Homes must also get approval for zoning changes it’s seeking for the project.

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