Ground Broken For New Quaye At Wellington Community

Wellington soon will be home to a new luxury rental community now that the Quaye at Wellington has begun construction. A groundbreaking celebration took place Nov. 18. The Quaye at Wellington is expected to be ready for occupancy next summer.

The Quaye at Wellington is being constructed at 1058 S. State Road 7, north of Forest Hill Blvd. behind the Isla Verde shopping plaza near Best Buy. The community is being developed and managed by Tampa-based HG Management and built by FM Contract Services, the same group behind the Quaye at Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach’s Seabourn Cove.

When completed, the nearly 31-acre Quaye development will have 350 units consisting of 104 one-bedroom garden apartments, 153 two-bedroom townhomes, 75 three-bedroom townhomes and 18 four-bedroom townhomes.

Builders and developers are catering to what many people want today — an upscale environment, luxurious amenities, the addition of advanced energy-saving and smart home technology and certified “green” products — all without the responsibility of home ownership. The Quaye at Wellington will bring a whole new meaning to “living green” in a luxury rental community.

Energy saving and technology features include energy-efficient lighting; water-saving faucets, showers and toilets; high-efficiency 16 SEER air-conditioning units; maximum efficiency insulation; solar roof ventilation; hurricane impact-resistant windows and doors; low VOC paints, flooring, carpets and other materials; reduced electric and water bills; lower carbon emissions; carbon monoxide sensors in garages; fiber optic and high-speed wireless Internet access; recharging stations in every home for MP3 players, smartphones and tablets; electric vehicle garage outlets in townhomes; and a community charging station.

The Quaye at Wellington joins its sister property in Palm Beach Gardens as one of the first communities in the country to use windows containing the most technologically advanced solar control window glass. All windows are double-pane units that greatly reduce solar heat gain. The glass is coated with three layers of silver that is imperceptible to the human eye and reflects the sun’s rays away from the window. The space between the two panes is insulated with argon, preventing the glass inside from getting hot. According to the manufacturer, cooling loads can be cut by 25 percent or more.

The Quaye’s distinctive features and amenities will combine to create a complete home environment. Every apartment and townhome will feature solid concrete construction, attached garages on townhomes, carports on one-bedroom apartments, intrusion alarms, keyless entry, a screened patio or balcony, granite countertops with a designer backsplash, stainless-steel Energy Star appliances, full-size washers and dryers, wood-style flooring, a kitchen pantry, valet trash removal and ceiling fans.

Community amenities include a gated entrance; four lakes; more than three acres of preserve area with a nature trail; a dog park; a playground; a kids room; heated pools; a game room; a spacious 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a gourmet demonstration kitchen; gazebos with grilling stations; a cyber café and coffee bar; and a gym with on-demand fitness classes, an indoor sports court, a boxing ring and a multi-sport simulator.

The Quaye at Wellington is intended to be a community where living green is a way of life. For more information, visit, or call (561) 790-7000.

ABOVE: Village officials and developers gathered Nov. 18 for the Quaye at Wellington groundbreaking. (Left to right) Vice Mayor John Greene, Mayor Bob Margolis, Alfonso Mecedo of Ocean Bank, builder Rick Lococo, developer Charles Funk, Ralph Gonzalez Jacobo of Ocean Bank, Joe Fiore of Ocean Bank, Wellington Councilman John McGovern, Councilwoman Anne Gerwig and developer Jeff Meehan.