Two new projects appear to be coming to West Boca. First on the list is the Thomas Produce property on the northeast corner of 441 and Clint Moore. The original plan, for 300 townhomes and a large retail space, has been drastically changed.
The request for Multiple Land Use (MLU with CL, LR-2) would provide for a mix of commercial retail, storage, office, and congregate living facility uses which are consistent and compatible with the surrounding suburban land use pattern in the geographic area.
We previously reported that another congregate living facility is under way in Logger’s Run. The Thomas property zoning change has been recommended to the Board of County Commissioners. In late October the BCC voted 6-1 to send it to a final vote on January 27th. Our commissioners, Mary Lou Berger (mostly west of the Turnpike) and Steven Abrams (east of the Turnpike) both voted in favor.
Next up is a proposal by the Tri-County Humane Society to expand their animal shelter on the west side of Boca Rio south of Via Ancho (south of Glades by the Post Office):
The Preliminary Site Plan for the 14.05-acre site indicates 40,000 square feet, in 9 buildings and 5 structures, which is a proposed increase of 23,997 square feet. The applicant proposes to remove and/or relocate trailers and structures; and, to construct 2 building additions and 5 new 1-story buildings in 3 phases with the 5-acre western portion reserved for future development. A total of 102 parking spaces will be provided. The existing access points from Boca Rio Road (1) and Via Ancho Road (1) will remain.
We believe this was approved in 2012 and a reader recently told us that construction has begun. Some of the documents we have on these are below: [gview file=”https://westbocanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/via-ancho-animal.pdf”] [gview file=”https://westbocanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ThomasPet-Sum-Revised.pdf”] [gview file=”https://westbocanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Thomas-Application.pdf”]
Mozzarita Bar is a small new restaurant and shop in The Reserve plaza at Clint Moore and 441. It’s in the building along Clint Moore between Starbucks and It’s All Greek on one side and Fit Foodz Cafe on the other. We met Donato on our visit. We didn’t meet Vito but we found this picture of the two of them on their Facebook page: Vito has been making cheese for decades. About 20 years ago he started making it in Pompano Beach and now they’re trying out a restaurant model for his creations. It’s small inside with maybe six tables inside and a few more outside. The focus is cheese, especially variations of mozzarella. Americans usually think of mozzarella on pizza but here it’s fresh and mostly served on sandwiches and in salads. There are three main varieties served at Mozzarita Bar. The main one seems to be “Fiordilatte Mozzarella” aka Fior di Latte, which is made from cow’s milk and is the closest to what you get on pizza. We had this on a Panino Caprese (sandwich):
The next most common is Bufala, made from the milk of Water Buffalo. We did not try that but we did try the Straciatella Salad which uses Straciatella di bufala, also made from buffalo milk.
Everything we ate was delicious. While not outrageously expensive it’s certainly not cheap. You’re paying for high quality fresh gourmet cheeses and appropriate accompaniments. We would love to see them add some olives to the menu. The menu is below. The Speciali Di Vito section appears to be a menu mistake – only one of the specials was available the day we visited – the Mozzarella Burger (no beef – the burger is made from cheese). They do not intend to have all three of those items available daily and the menu was not clear about that.
Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons. Woodfield Country Club The gated community of Woodfield Country Club has a clubhouse, jogging and biking paths, a pool and tennis courts. It has been recognized as a 5 star Platinum Club of America since 2006. Owners must purchase membership equity in the club which features an 18 hole championship golf course and pro shop. Students go to Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School. The 2 story home at 5735 Harrington Way in Woodfield Country Club sold for $900,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 5275 sq. feet of living space. The chef’s kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances including a double oven and 2 microwaves. A unique feature are the purple cabinets in the master bedroom. The roof was replaced in 2007. The home has beautiful lake views. Built in 1988, it was purchased in 2004 for $600,000. 4120 Briarcliff Circle sold for $975,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3672 sq. feet of living space. 6501 Landings Court sold for $1.125 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4056 sq. feet of living space. 5600 Regency Circle sold for $675,00. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2592 sq. feet of living space. St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
This stunning home at 7242 Ayrshire Lane in St. Andrews sold for $1.25 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4997 sq. feet of living space. The ranch is on a premium waterfront lot and has great golf views. The home has an open floor plan and interesting architectural details. The kitchen has a large island and two refrigerators. The home was built in 1988 and last purchased for $540,000 in 2011. 7132 Queenferry Circle sold for $815,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 4315 sq. feet of living space. 6861 Queenferry Circle sold for $835,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3952 sq. feet of living space. 17186 Courtland Lane sold for $935,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3678 sq. feet of living space. 17057 Northway Circle sold for $850,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4574 sq. feet of living space. 7726 Charney Lane sold for $822,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3844 sq. feet of living space. Colony Point is a small community located on the north side of Clint Moore, just west of Military Trail. It has sidewalks for walking and biking. Students here attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School. This contemporary ranch home at 6601 NW 23rd Way in Colony Point sold for $610,000. It has 4 bathrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2704 sq feet of living space. The kitchen boasts new cabinets, quartz counter tops, marble floors and new stainless steel appliances. The master bathroom has dual sinks, a separate shower and jacuzzi tub. All the bathrooms have been recently renovated. Located on a large lot, the large screened patio has garden views and a free form pool with a stunning waterfall. Built in 1990, this home was foreclosed on in 2014. The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore. The beautiful home at 17072 Huntington Park Way sold for $762,500. It has 3 bedrooms with a den and 3.1 bathrooms in 2772 sq. feet of living space. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently renovated. New floors and a new roof were also added. Built in 1990, it was originally sold for $290,000. The Seasons 3131 NW 60th sold for $800,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3469 sq. feet of living space. 6554 NW 31st Way sold for $790,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3999 sq. feet of living space. 6248 NW 32nd Terrace sold for $860,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3768 sq. feet of living space. The Oaks 17582 Middle Lake Drive sold for $985,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3670 sq. feet of living space. 17808 Villa Club Way solf for $992,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4448 sq. feet of living space. 17794 Lake Azure Way sold for $830,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4404 sq. feet of living space. 17994 Lake Azure Way sold for $750,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3390 sq. feet of living space. Broken Sound 2539 63rd Street sold for $600,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2834 sq. feet of living space. 6051 NW 24th Terrace sold for $765,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3035 sq. feet of living space. 6068 NW 24th Terrace sold for $690,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3066 sq. feet of living space. 5601 NW 23rd Avenue sold for $700,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3098 sq. feet of living space. Millpond 3642 NW 24th Terrace sold for $615,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2651 sq. feet of living space.
Two businesses closed recently in West Boca, both off of 441. The most prominent is Shorty’s BBQ which was located in The Reserve shopping center on the southeast corner of Clint Moore and 441, near Ben’s Deli, Villa Rosano and Tempura House. We had been there a couple times and liked it, but somehow we didn’t make it back there that often. There has been no official announcement but a couple of our readers contacted the Miami location and were told the closing is permanent. We don’t know for sure but we suspect that the success of Sweet Dewey’s BBQ (one of our favorite places to eat) cut into Shorty’s business. Also, GBS Beauty in Boca Greens (west side of 441, halfway between Yamato and Glades) closed. The following message was on the door: The remaining store on St. Andrews is still in what we consider West Boca since we draw the line at Military Trail.
Recently we had the opportunity to visit new homes ready for quick move-in. The Oaks is a gated community on the north side of Clint Moore between US-441 and Lyons Road with new homes selling for $1 million and up. It’s a great location in many ways. For shopping and restaurants it’s across from The Reserve with a Publix, Villa Rosano, Fit Foodz Café, It’s All Greek, Tempura House, Ben’s Deli and more. Delray Marketplace is just north on Lyons at Atlantic. For commuting Clint Moore is one of the easiest east-west drives during rush hour and it’s close to two Turnpike exits – Atlantic to the north and Glades to the south.
There are two builders selling homes in The Oaks. In our recent visit we saw models from Richmond American. Click on any picture to see a larger size. The first model we saw was large and loaded with features. The Kingsmill is over 5400 square feet with five bedrooms including guest suite on the ground floor. It starts at just over $1.1 million but the model we saw would be quite a bit more. The kitchen is an example of the high-end features. It has a wraparound counter around a large island that includes a second sink. The gas range is extra wide and there are actually two dishwashers. The gas can also be extended to the dryer in the laundry room and the grill on the deck. Our favorite feature in the kitchen is the walk-in pantry closet that is hidden behind regular cabinet doors. The kitchen looks out on the backyard through something we hadn’t seen before – a sliding glass door that opens at a corner. From inside you see a pleasant lake view. The dining room is nicely done. The master bedroom and bathroom are gorgeous, again with the high-end features you’d expect at this price.
After the Kingsmill we also saw the Westgate model, which is even larger at over 6500 square feet and starts just short of $1.3 million. Unlike the first model this one has been left wide open to let the buyer’s imagination go to work. It is, of course, spacious inside. The island in the kitchen is very large. The Westgate comes with a nice architectural feature – a curved staircase which produces the curvature on the front of the house. The size allows for a feature we have seen before and like, separate his-and-hers master bathrooms off the master bedroom. We also saw another model, the Cheval. This is the master bath. One more feature we saw in the Cheval that goes beyond interior square footage is a large second-floor balcony off the master suite. This model was still under construction when we saw it. If any of our readers would like to see a home in The Oaks, please call Warren at 888-733-5299, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.