Tuesday, April 4, 2017

People vs. City of Lake Worth lawsuit over

City of Lake Worth
7 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460

April 4, 2017

Contact:           Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
Phone:             561.586.1631
Email:              bkerr@lakeworth.org  

Lake Worth, Fl – Gulfstream Hotel Settlement
On March 31st, 2017 the 4th District Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the previous court and confirmed that the City had acted legally in approving the Gulfstream Hotel annex to be built to 65ft. The original suit and recent appeals claimed that the City had violated the City Charter in permitting a building plan that was over 45ft.

The City was represented by Carolyn Ansay of the Torcivia Law Firm. Throughout the process, both Carolyn and the City were confident that the approval of the Gulfstream Hotel Annex was legal. At this time the City is still considering whether or not to pursue court costs from the losing party.

“From the beginning of the process the City was confident that the law would support the rezoning and the two rulings have clarified this position. As a Lake Worth resident I look forward to the reopening of the historic hotel.” ~Carolyn Ansay, City Attorney

“This decision is a confirmation that the City must follow the mandates of the state. On a personal note, I can't wait for family to check in to the hotel when it's open” ~Mayor Pam Triolo

Please see attached court judgement.

Please contact Ben Kerr, the City of Lake Worth Communications Specialist with any questions or comments.

Located in central Palm Beach County, Lake Worth is a dynamic, multi-cultural city with an individualistic style.  People are drawn to the City by its acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles, historic districts, hip downtown and colorful arts district.

Ben Kerr, Communications Specialist
City of Lake Worth
7 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460


Lynn Anderson said...

Now we know why Hudson Holdings was demolishing the outer buildings. Next, the hotel itself?
The Appellate court is a big disappointment.

Anonymous said...

It's better to do something than continue on this path to nowhere. Rats, roaches, mold, and other undesirable elements combine to make the building fit only for the inevitable condemnation. Where you live Lynn, it should be of no consequence whatever how many stories the Gulf Stream turns out to be. People want the hotel restored; I can't imagine many LW residents are worried about the height, ie.how many stories it turns out to be.

Lynn Anderson said...

The vote of the people is not about me personally, anonymous at 6:36. The people voted--It was a landslide--they said they wanted no more than 45 feet. So there must be SOME people who ARE concerned about this. The vote should count in America. They should not be allowed to take that away from the will of the people.
The hotel, in my opinion, will NOT be restored. I will be very surprised if they don't demolish it.

Anonymous said...

let the cra buy it and put it into their landbank

Anonymous said...

Spitting on a public ,certified election is NOTHING to celebrate. The idea that the city carried on with the lawsuit after Hudson Holdings dropped out is beyond disgusting. You can't afford to fill in my potholes but you can go after your own citizens in court? The order Rick Scott signed had nothing to do with our charter amendment.So now that a Gov. can nullify the will of the people three months AFTER the fact ,just how far back can a Gov go? To 1920? To 1850? Can a future Gov take away my right to vote? To own property in the state?This is not a victory . it's a travesty,and nothing to celebrate Katie Mcgiveron.

Anonymous said...

Everything fails here, more stories more failure, who's going to buy or stay there? Bryant Park has become a dog park and it's too far from the beach.