New Rental Community Coming to West Palm Beach’s Warehouse District

Affordable Housing, properties, Workforce Family Housing / 10.12.20190 comments

A new project, The District Flats rental community is coming to in West Palm Beach’s popular Warehouse District. The 178-unit multi-family development will be located at 1050 Blanche Street and will be a key addition to a neighborhood that has become a favorite destination for millennials…of all ages!

The District Flats will feature a modern industrial designed, four-story building surrounding a central courtyard, swimming pool and deck area; a three-story building surrounding a garden amphitheater; and a three-level, 250-space parking garage enhanced by a large mural at the entry.

A dog park and a public park at the south end of the site are planned, and the project will also include 2,700 sq. ft. of commercial space that will be home to a stylish cafe. There will be 26 studio apartments; 86 one-bedroom, one-bath units; and 48 two­ bedrooms, two-bath apartments, along with a 3,000 sq. ft. clubhouse.

“This project will not only answer the growing need for housing around Downtown West Palm Beach but will also help solidify the Warehouse District as the city’s hub of urban activity,” said Jack Weir, founder, and managing partner

“The city has a tremendous need for affordable housing, and I’m glad that Eastwind Development was going to provide a portion of that,” West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James said at the groundbreaking ceremony, Thursday, December 5.

AH, units will feature nine-foot ceilings, keyless door entries programmable thermostats, tile & wood plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pendant light fixtures, bedroom ceiling fans, and energy and water conservation features designed to lower monthly resident utility bills.

The development will also feature a set-aside for work.force housing. Twenty (20%) percent (36 units) in the community will be set aside for households with an annual income equal or less than 140% of the 2018 annual median income (J\1Vf I) for Palm Beach County for studios ($75,460 income ), 1 BR units ($80,850 income ) and 2 BR units ($97,020 income ) at the time of initial leasing, Rents for the workforce housing units are not projected to be lower than market rents. The workforce housing restrictions will last for a period of 15 years.

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