Urban Redevelopment Area 


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The Urban Redevelopment Area (URA) is an 11,467-acre portion of Central Palm Beach County that is the focus of revitalization and redevelopment activities. The designation was the result of the Infill and Redevelopment Study presented to the Board of County Commissioners in 2004. The URA boundaries are generally: Community Drive to the North; the Lake Worth Drainage District L-14 Canal to the South; I-95 to the East; and extends to points as far west as Jog Road.

The Central portion of the County showed a need for infill and redevelopment. The URA was identified as (1) it contains 62 of the 104 designated Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) areas, (2) it represents an older, urbanized development pattern that is experiencing deterioration, disinvestment, and higher rates of vacancies; 3) it exhibits areas of underused lands lacking crucial urban services such as sewer and drainage; and 4) it contains existing redevelopment initiatives such as the Westgate Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), the Lake Worth Road Commercial Corridor overlay, and the Lake Worth Park of Commerce (LWPOC).

Reference Links:

Draft URA Code
Infill Study
URA Master Plan
URA Master Plan Addendum 
URA Overview Map

Several areas within the URA have been targeted for specific detailed planning and are further described on the sidebar link. The URA team worked on each aspect below:

  • URA Code Drafting
  • Priority Redevelopment Areas (PRAs)
  • Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEAs)
  • Site Analysis
  • Annexation Issues
  • Infrastructure


Community Meeting - February 22, 2011

Meeting Date:​Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Time:​6:00 PM
Location:​Room 1E – 58 Vista Center
2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Topic: Urban Redevelopment Area Comprehensive Plan Text Revision

URA Text Amendment Draft
Meeting Notice Letter
2011 Update on the URA Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Code Amendments


Community Meeting - September 14, 2009

Meeting Date:​Monday, September 14, 2009
Time:6:00 PM
Location:​Multi-purpose Room - Palm Beach County Library 
3650 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406
​Topic: ​URA Master Plan creation of an area-specific land development code
Press Release
Owner Notification


Community Meeting - May, 27, 2009

Meeting Date:​Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Time:6:00 PM

​Palm Beach Community College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth
Continuing Education Building, Meeting Room CE-119

Topic:​Proposed changes to future land uses on specific parcels along the priority redevelopment areas (PRAs)
​Documents:Press Release
Priority Redevelopment Area B Map 
Priority Redevelopment Area C Map 
Priority Redevelopment Area D Map


For additional information on the URA, please contact the URA staff in the Planning Division at 561-233-5300