Preserving the Residential Character of Boca Teeca

Monday, May 22, 2017

Beach & Park District Agrees to Buy Ocean Breeze

At today's meeting of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District the commissioners voted unanimously to execute the contract to buy the over 200 acres known as the Ocean Breeze golf course.  The district commissioners also voted unanimously to start the search for a golf course design firm via an RFP process.

Golfers and residents are looking forward to this process moving along with the financing coming via an agreement with the city council which is still prnding approval.  The contact closing is scheduled for late October with possible extensions nil the end of January 2018.  This process could be expedited if the city would approve the financing utilizing plentiful city reserves which are currently earning a measly 2% or less in savings accounts/certificates.

Thanks to Keep Golf In Boca representatives for their continued support of this important project which benefits the entire city.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ocean Breeze update

The May 8th joint workshop meeting by the city council & the beach & park district was very well attended by over 200 residents who clearly supported the acquisition of the closed ocean breeze golf course.  The final outcome was a verbal commitment by the city council to provide the required cooperative financing for the beach & park district to buy the over 200 acres formerly operated as the ocean breeze golf course.

The next step is for the city & park district to agree to the official terms or their lending agreement and approve an ordnance by the city council at upcoming meetings.  The estimated closing on the purchase is October 31st with final development completed in approximately 2 years.