District-Owned Property Near Boca Teeca To Undergo Beautification
BOCA RATON – The Ocean Breeze property will receive a temporary facelift as the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District approaches a long-term plan for the property initially slated to become Boca National Golf Course.
During Monday's public meeting commissioners voted unanimously to select CSR Athletic Construction's proposal to clean the entrance to the Boca Teeca area along Second Ave. and Jeffery St., stretching south to Yamato Rd.
“I think CSR would be an excellent choice for a number of reasons – [the District] being able to work with them and have a good relationship is especially important, and the numbers were there,” District Chair Susan Vogelgesang said.
Under the agreement, CSR will clear and trim vegetation, install fencing, demolish the dilapidated former maintenance building and spruce up the east side of the Yamato Rd. entrance into Boca Teeca.
CSR's bid of $519,983.00 was the lowest of the four companies which responded to the Feb. 19 deadline for the RFP.
The District previously contracted with CSR for work at Patch Reef Park.
“I think that this firm did a wonderful job at Patch Reef, basically getting it done in time and under budget,” Commissioner Bob Rollins said.
In 2017 the City asked the District to purchase the Ocean Breeze golf course – formerly Boca Teeca – with the intention of creating a new public course to replace Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course, which the city had decided to sell to a developer. The need to create Boca National Golf Course came into question when Boca Raton Country Club's parent company gifted the golf course to the City of Boca Raton.
Commissioners and residents immediately reassessed the need for two public golf courses within a few miles of each other.
The current Interlocal Agreement between the City and the District which governs development of the property dictates that a golf course must be built at the former Boca Teeca / Ocean Breeze site.