Born to serve: Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg joins Delray planning and zoning board

Max Weinberg and Delray Beach (Credit: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

Max Weinberg and Delray Beach (Credit: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max Weinberg is getting into civil service.

Weinberg, a property owner and resident of Palm Beach County, was appointed to a two-year term on the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board this week.

Weinberg told The Real Deal that he’s been interested in real estate since he was a “very young man,” and that he has built and renovated a number of homes in different states. He wrote in his application that he’s appeared before planning and zoning boards in New Jersey, Arizona, New York and Los Angeles.

Commissioner Juli Casale nominated Weinberg. The Delray Beach City Commission unanimously voted to appoint Weinberg to the board on Tuesday, as first reported by the Palm Beach Post.

“I’ve always had a deep interest in how towns, municipalities, and cities work,” Weinberg told TRD. “Southeast Florida is my permanent home and I thought it was a way to be able to serve the community.”

Weinberg, the longtime drummer for Springsteen’s E Street Band, was the bandleader for Conan O’Brien on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” He listed the positions on his application with the city of Delray Beach.

Over the years, Weinberg has bought and sold a number of properties in Palm Beach County.

He currently owns two properties in Delray Beach, according to his application. His home on Seaspray Avenue in Delray is on the market for $5.25 million. The sale is pending, according to

Two years ago, Weinberg and his wife, Becky, sold a 6,500-square-foot house at 110 Wells Road in Palm Beach for $6.78 million.

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Crestron CEO to pay $7.6M for Delray Beach condo

Randy Klein and Ocean Delray (Credit: LinkedIn)

Randy Klein and Ocean Delray (Credit: LinkedIn)

The CEO of Crestron, the automation company that makes everything from smart lighting controls to audio and video technology and motorized shades, is buying a luxury condo in Delray Beach.

Randy Klein, president and CEO of Crestron Electronics, is under contract to pay $7.6 million for a unit at Ocean Delray, a boutique condo project under construction. When it closes, the sale is expected to mark a record for Delray Beach at more than $2,000 per square foot, according to a press release. The deal went under contract in April, during the pandemic.

National Realty Investment Advisors and U.S. Construction are developing the 19-unit building at 1901 South Ocean Boulevard. Units range from 3,373 square feet to more than 4,400 square feet, with three to five bedrooms each, and terraces ranging from 682 square feet to more than 2,600 square feet.

Klein’s unit will have 3,721 square feet of indoor space with a 682-square-foot covered terrace, three bedrooms, a den and five-and-a-half bathrooms. It will also have a three-car air-conditioned garage. He and his wife are based in New York and will use the condo as a second home, according to the release.

The three-story development, to be built on a 1.8-acre property, will feature over 200 feet of ocean frontage, a pool and cabanas. Randall Stofft is the architect.

The Delray Beach City Commission granted final site-plan approval for Ocean Delray last year.

New Jersey-based NRIA acquired the site, previously home to the Wright by the Sea Hotel, in 2018 for $25 million.

IMI Worldwide Properties, the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the project, has presold 45 percent of the units for a total of $53 million. It’s expected to be completed next year.

13th Floor scores $22M loan to redevelop golf course in west Delray Beach

13th Floor closed on the 110-acre property last year for $5.4M

Rendering of Avalon Trails and Mike Nunziata of 13th Floor Homes

Rendering of Avalon Trails and Mike Nunziata of 13th Floor Homes

13th Floor Homes closed on a construction loan for a massive redevelopment of a golf course in west Delray Beach.

Property records show that the homebuilding division of 13th Floor Investments received a $21.9 million loan from CIBC Bank for Avalon Trails, a 55-plus age restricted community planned for the shuttered 18-hole Marina Lakes Golf Course.

About a year ago, Marina Lakes LLC, tied to Peter Vitale, sold the 110-acre property at 4800 Cumberland Drive to 13th Floor for $5.4 million.

In all, Avalon Trails will have about 524 residential units, built next to the Villages of Oriole.

The 13th Floor development will include single-family homes, villas and multifamily units with prices ranging from the $300,000s to $500,000s.

Once it’s completed, Avalon Trails will feature clubhouses, resort-style pools, card rooms, gyms, business centers, game areas, tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball, landscaped walkways, and lakefront park areas. The developers are also incorporating a 2.4-mile eco-fitness trail.

Zoning allowed for up to 1,200 units to be built, but nearby residents, who OK’d the current plan last year, were opposed to high-density development and wanted the project to be age-restricted. The Village of Orioles, which has 3,742 homes, is also restricted to residents who are at least 55 years old.

A number of developers are buying golf courses to convert them into single-family home communities, including Lennar Corp. and Pulte Group.

Last year, Lennar revealed plans for 415 single-family homes and townhomes on the site of the former Crystal Lake Golf Club, marking the homebuilder’s first master-planned community in Deerfield Beach in more than 25 years.

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The Corcoran Group sponsored a home tour of Delray Beach earlier this month.
Corcoran sponsored one of the eight homes on the tour, which benefitted the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. The event took guests into a series of Delray Beach homes and included lunch at the Delray Playhouse.
Agents Gay Bridges, Laura Rodriguez, Susan Long, Jennifer Kilpatrick, Timothy Mandala, Ryan Fulton, Phil Friis, Nolan Pierami, Laurie Dietz, Adrienne Cera, Anne Bennett and John Phanco are all involved in the home tour, according to a press release.
Delray Beach has seen a number of new developments, including hotels and restaurants. Downtown Delray Beach in particular has morphed from blighted slum to night-life hot spot in the last 30 years, but city leaders are still tweaking their formula for success. – Katherine Kallergis and Sean Stewart-Muniz

Source: The Real Deal Miami