To Sell or Not to Sell?
Seven beachfront properties have been identified for possible purchase by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, under a new initiative to set them aside for a public park.The properties would ideally be used to create a park, with a parking lot and a tunnel under North Ocean Boulevard for better beach access, district director Arthur Koski said.These parcels are a rarity in Boca Raton, being among the few remaining privately owned beach-side properties ripe for development or redevelopment. The district, acting on the city's request, would buy them for public use instead. Koski said the seven already identified parcels are just a jumping-off point. More properties could be named as early as next week. Once the district finalizes its list, then district commissioners will decide which landowners to contact about selling.