RPB Zoners OK Clubhouse For The Enclave

The Royal Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved architectural modifications Tuesday for a clubhouse at the Enclave community off State Road 7.

The changes will modify the elevation, window layouts and other features of the building, which was previously approved, Development Review Coordinator Kevin Erwin said. “All of the changes were driven by the layout of the interior,” he said, “which wasn’t complete when this came through the first time.”

Jan Polson of the planning firm Cotleur & Hearing noted that the original design was a Tuscany-style layout.

“They went back and looked at it,” she said, “and these are the improvements that they felt enhanced the building for this community. It provides long-term sustainability for the management offices, for the clubhouse and for the future members. They are upgrading and increasing the cost of the building.”

Commissioner Darrell Lange said he liked the changes. “The only thing I don’t like, which is totally objective,” he said, “is I liked the gable. But it matches the rest of the building.”

Commission Chair Barbara Powell asked whether the color scheme had changed. Erwin said that it had not. “Those are the original colors,” he said. “They have been provided for reference.”

Commissioner Michael Newkirk made a motion to approve the changes. The motion carried 4-0 with Commissioner Jackie Larson absent and with Commission Alternate Richard Becher filling in.

The commission also unanimously approved a new awning for the Royal Manor Nursing Home on Business Parkway.

Erwin said that the nursing home wanted to add an awning on the north entrance to provide shelter for patients. “It’s so if they bring patients in when waiting, they don’t get wet,” he said.

The color, he said, would be a dark hunter green. “That is consistent with other awnings and other roofs in the industrial park,” Erwin noted.

Newkirk said he likes the style of the awning. “It’s a little more commercial,” he said.

Lange asked about the material to be used in the vertical posts. Erwin said it would be galvanized steel painted hunter green to match.

Becher wanted to know where the awning would be attached, and Erwin noted that it would come off the building. “It will be attached to the building wall over the door,” he said.

The board voted 4-0 to approve the awning.