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Work on Via Mizner continues

Work on Via Mizner continues

Despite doubts about the travel industry’s future, a Penn-Florida representative said work “continues without interruption” on Phases 2 and 3 of the company’s Via Mizner project in downtown Boca Raton.

Phase 1 was the apartment building at Camino Real and Federal Highway. The current projects will add a Mandarin Oriental Hotel and condos with hotel privileges. Penn-Florida Vice President of Development and Construction Frank Weed said the hotel portion is “well above ground” and the condo tower soon will be above the fence surrounding the construction site. Weed called the underground parking feature “one of the largest subterranean basements in South Florida.” Work is proceeding under federal and local health guidelines.

Regarding the condos, Weed said, “We are very pleased with sales” at what Penn-Florida calls The Residences “in spite of COVID-19. There is an uptick in inquiries and increased interest from the Northeast and California.”

Another Via Mizner amenity will be the Jack Nicklaus-designed course that is replacing what had been the north course at Boca Del Mar. Weed said the course will open this fall.

“We continue to work diligently,” Weed said, “toward the realization of post-COVID realities and proper responses in all aspects of this new urban resort.”

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