The Town of Palm Beach Planning, Zoning & Building Department has developed a new service to help residents deal with the many active construction sites within the Town. The department now provides a Construction Site Monitor, a new contractual position, who has the responsibility of ensuring that active construction sites follow the site screening plans approved by the Town.
The Town Council recently adopted Ordinances 12-2019 and 14-2019, which require construction screening plans to be provided to the Town for new large projects and reviewed by the Architectural Committee (ARCOM) and by the Landmarks Preservation Committee (LPC). These new requirements stem from the result of numerous resident complaints regarding the maintenance of the many large construction sites located throughout the Island. The complaints range from parking issues, to unexpected material deliveries, unsightly placement of portable toilets and dumpsters, poorly located construction material storage, and very visible construction properties that remain exposed to the street and to the neighbors for many years.
The recent adoption of ordinances 12-2019 and 14-2019 provide the requirement for all new ARCOM and LPC applications to contain construction screening plans, which, once the landscape, site walls, and mesh fencing are installed, will properly screen the active construction sites for the project duration. This is a new regulation and proactive enforcement of the screening measures will help improve the quality of life for impacted neighbors.
Town PW inspectors, building inspectors, and Code Enforcement officers will also help monitor and enforce the new screening requirements. To report any construction site issues, please contact The Planning, Zoning & Building Department at (561) 227-6426.