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Affiliated Development, City of West Palm Partner on Multifamily Project

South Florida-based Affiliated Development and the City of West Palm Beach have partnered to further The Spruce, an eight-story, 270-unit apartment building with garage parking and a ground floor cafe. The West Palm Beach City Commission granted approval for special site plan review and approved an agreement for workforce housing incentives.

Eighty of the project’s 270 units will have restrictions at 100% of the Area Median Income, with 10 being restricted at 80% of the AMI. The developer will receive $2.5 million in grant proceeds over a three-year period as well as fee waivers and reductions offered by the department. .

“Affiliated Development is committed to addressing South Florida’s workforce housing crisis,” said Affiliated president Nick Rojo. “With the influx of new residents and businesses flocking into West Palm Beach, there couldn’t be a more critical time for us to build this type of product.”

The Spruce will be the second public-private-partnership development between Affiliated and the city.  Affiliated expects to commence construction this fall. 


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