On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the Town Council Development Review meeting the Town’s lead consultant, Sean S. Suder of ZoneCo, along with Joe Corradino of The Corradino Group and consultant Joe Nickol of Yard & Co., laid out plans for the Town-wide engagement piece of the zoning review project. The consultant team, which includes a mix of national, regional, and local consultants, presented a robust engagement plan for the Town’s residents on numerous issues including the creation of new zoning districts, revisions to bulk and massing standards, and modifying current rules to allow for historic Palm Beach development patterns.
At the meeting, Sean S. Suder, Lead Principal and Founder of national zoning code consultancy ZoneCo. stated, “The Town has had zoning workshops in the past, but the upcoming design charrettes are rooted in the Town leadership’s commitment to crafting a custom-tailored, clear, consistent, user-friendly, and defensible zoning regulations that reflect the community’s vision for Palm Beach in 2023 and beyond. The Town recognizes that it is not being served well by being tethered to decisions made in 1974 when the current code was adopted.”
The Code Review project is a high priority for the Town and the consultant team. All are welcome to join us at the public kick-off meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 9:30 AM, at Town Hall in the Council Chambers. The meeting will provide more details about the charrette plan and the process moving forward.
In the weeks following the public kick-off meeting, our consultants will hold design charrettes scheduled for the week of Monday, February 27 - Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Town’s Recreation Center, in the Fieldhouse. What is being dubbed as “Designing Our Palm Beach Week” will include one-on-one and small-group conversations, illustration pin-ups, receptions, and presentations, all specifically geared for the Town’s residents to have real-time input into the zoning code process.
Everyone is encouraged to attend the kick-off meeting and the design charrettes. Should you not be available to attend in person, please feel free to provide your thoughts and comments to our consultant team via our project website at pbzoning.org.