Cohen proposes smaller redevelopment of Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach

Cohen proposes smaller redevelopment of Carefree Theatre in West Palm Beach

The developer’s current proposal calls for 58 apartments instead of 90 and a movie theater complex with 600 seats, down from 800

February 02, 2019 04:00PM

Carefree Theatre 2000 redevelopment rendering (Credit: Palm Beach Post)

Developer Charles Cohen proposed a downsized redevelopment of the Carefree Theatre site on South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach.

Cohen proposed the development of 58 apartments, down from 90, and a complex of movie theaters with 600 seats, down from 800.

His proposal calls for construction of two four-story apartment buildings, one with 32 units and the other with 26.

Unchanged from his previously proposed project is a plan to build restaurant space and underground parking.

Cohen, a New York developer and a part-time resident of Palm Beach, bought the Carefree Theatre property at 2000 and 2100 South Dixie Highway three years ago for $3 million.

Since then, he has proposed several versions of a redevelopment project that city officials rejected.

The developer’s company, Cohen Brothers Realty Corp., has completed major developments across the nation. [Palm Beach Post]Mike Seemuth

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