The Mid - 1601 North Dixie Highway
The development of the City’s commercial corridors continues to be a priority for the CRA. Our main thoroughfare, Dixie Highway, has seen limited development over the years. This is due to a myriad of issues including high land costs and a lack of contiguous assembled properties for larger projects. The CRA played a role in several successful developments including: the new downtown Publix; 1101-1113 N. Dixie and the Downtown Shops. In addition the CRA invested in numerous properties, in the form of façade and tenant improvement grants. Despite CRA initiatives, large-scale, mixed-use, developments did not make it past the conceptual phase until now.
In late 2017, founding partners of Affiliated Development, Jeff Burns and Nick Rojo proposed a project on the 1601 N. Dixie site. The property, known as the “Regency Party Rental Site,” has sat idle for at least the last ten years. It encompasses 5.6 acres and is the largest privately owned property in the CRA District.
Affiliated Development, aka 1601 Dixie Holdings Inc., is building The MID, a multi-million dollar, mixed use development that includes 1 and 2 bedroom market rate apartments along with live/work units, a clubhouse, pool and other amenities. In addition, the two-hundred plus unit development, will pay special attention to the character and fabric of the community by including public art and environmentally-friendly elements. The CRA and City of Lake Worth Beach have provided financial assistance to make this project a reality.