The Orioles Redevelopment at the County

The Avalon Trails development for the Orioles golf course has been submitted to Palm Beach County and is now under review.  Oriole owners and other Palm County residents will be able to submit comments when the project goes to the zoning board later this year.  The County staff person managing the project is

Meredith Leigh, ASLA
Site Planner II, Zoning Division
phone: 561.233.5278 email:

Full update and the proposal submitted to the County on West Delray Updates on the “Orioles” page or click here


Former Mizner Trail Clubhouse in Demolition

unnamedThe Mizner Trail Golf Course clubhouse had been abandoned for more than a decade after the golf course owner closed the course and pursued efforts to rezone the property for housing development.

Demolition started Tuesday June 13, 2017.

The building was peppered with graffiti and had sustained damage from a fire in April 2016 that left a gaping hole in a portion of the roof.

The Palm Beach County Code Enforcement had been in contact with the owners to take action on the building for quite some time in wake of residents’ and the Boca Del Mar Improvement Association’s complaints over safety hazards.

Although not in the West Delray zone, the golf course closure is similar to others in our neighborhood.

Two golf courses going. Two threatened.

In our 9 square miles between Atlantic, Piper Glen, Military and the FL Turnpike, all four golf course will be converted to housing or are under-threat of conversion to housing.

Polo Trace and the Orioles HOA’s have voted to permit housing in the golf courses.  On March 8th, real estate agents will accept bids for the Westchester Country Club golf course.  Developer 13th Floor Homes holds a mortgage on the golf course at Palm Greens.

The County Commission has NOT approved any of these conversions.  No construction will occur for at least 18 months or longer.


Noise Complaints

According to Palm Beach County, the legal construction hours are 7 AM to 10 PM – Seven Days A Week.  Prior to 7 AM, the contractor can legally start engines and move around equipment.  Therefore local neighbors may hear those very loud back-up alarms.  If the contractor is actually working before 7 AM, you may report the violation by calling Palm Beach County at 561-233-5500 or emailing They have no message machine, so you must call during business hours.

“Atlantic at Delray Beach Apartments”
Atlantic Pacific Companies
Mr. Gus Rodriguez, Senior Project Manager
(786) 390-8773
Use “14050 Pacific Point Place” on complaint to County.

“Emerald Place Townhomes”
Mr. Chuck Halberg
Stuart & Shelby Contractors, 561-637-7902
Use “14438 Emerald Place” on complaint to the County