Westlake Breaks Ground On $15 Million Amenity Complex

Minto officials at the groundbreaking: (L-R) Tonia Abrahamsson, Vice President of Sales; Mike Belmont, President; Debbie Jones-Ryan, Vice President; John Carter, Vice President; Steve Svopa, Vice President; Jared Stern, Director of Special Projects; and Nelson Bennett, Director of Land Development.

With Westlake still in its infancy, Minto Communities has started construction on the amenities portion of the master-planned residential community. On Tuesday, June 5, company officials held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion.

“This is the beginning of a $15 million amenities project,” said Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA. “Being able to start the construction so early in the development process of Westlake shows our high level of commitment to this city and its current and future residents.”

The amenity complex will offer plenty of outdoor gathering space for residents to be active, to be entertained, or just relax with neighbors and friends. Phase I includes an outdoor concert pavilion, expansive recreational lawn areas with shade pavilions and grills for picnics, lawn games and community events, a bicycle pump park and two playgrounds. There will also be a resort-style lagoon pool with a waterslide, splash pad and concession stand. An adult pool, event lawn and outdoor basketball courts will be added during phase II.

“The amenities are a big focal point of Westlake and the active Florida lifestyle that we are creating here,” said John Carter, vice president of Minto Communities. “Customers have begun to truly embrace the lifestyle and community concept.”

The first amenities are expected to be ready for use by spring 2019.

Minto is approved to build up to 4,500 homes at Westlake and more than 2 million square feet of nonresidential development. On May 24, Wellington Regional Medical Center held a groundbreaking for Westlake’s first commercial project: a 10,379-square-foot freestanding emergency medical center.

Earlier this year, FP&L gained approval to develop Palm Beach County’s first solar power plant at Westlake. A new Palm Beach County fire station and district headquarters is also in the works. Learn more at www.westlakefl.com.