The District Flats is a planned 178 unit multifamily rental community in the heart of West Palm Beach’s emerging Warehouse District south of Okeechobee Boulevard and west of Parker Avenue and Howard Park. Located on a 3.15-acre site between Elizabeth and Clare Streets, its main entrance is located at the south end of the rail trail that leads to the acclaimed Grandview Public Food Hall at the north end. It is located in close proximity to the Steam Horse craft beer brewery, Elizabeth Avenue Station market, and Surfing Museum, and across the street from the soon-to-open Steel Tie Distillery and the new restaurant. The District Flats will also have a 2,700 square feet of commercial space that it is anticipated will be used for a specialty coffee café and roasting facility, with an accompanying outdoor seating area. The site is located near the Palm Beach International Airport, the Palm Beach Convention Center and CityPlace, Palm Beach Atlantic University, the Brightline West Palm Beach rail station and Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.
The development will be built in a modern industrial style and consist of a single midrise (four-story) elevator building that will surround a central courtyard with a spacious community swimming pool, deck area and landscaping, a three-level parking structure with limited access for residents, and a three-story elevator building surrounding a garden amphitheater. There will be a dog park for residents and a small fenced public park at the south end of the site. There will also be improved adjacent exterior street parking.
The unit mix will consist of 26 studio apartments, 86 1BR/1B units, 18 1BR/1B units with a den, and 48 2BR/2B units. Unit sizes will range from 550 sf for the smaller studio unit to just under 1,000 sf for the 2 BR units. All units will feature 9 ft. ceilings, keyless door entries, programmable thermostats, tile & wood plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pendent light fixtures, bedroom ceiling fans and energy and water conservation features designed to lower monthly resident utility bills. The 3,000+ sf clubhouse will offer a community room for property functions, management office, fitness center, yoga and spin room, meeting room and cyber café. There will be enhanced Wi-Fi service throughout the common and pool areas. Architectural, engineering and site planning services are being provided respectively by MSA Architects of Miami, McLeod, McCarthy & Associates of West Palm Beach and Urban Design Kilday Studios of West Palm Beach.
The development will also feature a set-aside for workforce 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 (AM 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.