Getting bigger: Palm Beach County’s newest city has another developer

Minto Communities, the master developer of Westlake, Palm Beach County’s newest city, has sold a 63-acre parcel to another developer. This Minto home is part of a planned 4,500-home city. (Lisa J. Huriash / South Florida Sun Sentinel)

A parcel of land within Palm Beach County’s newest city has been sold, and construction on hundreds of new homes has started within the past few days.

The newest subdivision of 204 single-family homes will be called Sky Cove of Westlake. Homes will start in the low $300,000s. Buyers can choose from 10 floorplans, with one- and two-story homes.

Label & Co. will be offering homes starting about 1,400 square feet, whereas Minto’s smallest home to date has been 1,800 square feet.

It will be a gated community offering three- and four-bedroom homes. Sales will begin late this year or early 2020.

“It’s extremely exciting,” said Harry Posin, president of Label & Co. “To have a high quality affordable housing in a remarkable master planned community is a perfect situation.”

Once a territory of orange groves, Westlake is a destination place for new construction. Once finished, the complete town will have shopping centers, a hospital and 4,500 homes. Westlake is about six miles north of Southern Boulevard, west of Royal Palm Beach and north of Wellington.

The Hammocks, a community under construction by Minto, is almost finished. By the end of 2019, there will be 325 homes.

In April, Minto Communities sold its first patch of land inside Westlake to another developer: 270 acres were sold to Kolter Homes for $52 million, the land slated for 800 homes for adults age 55 and older. Construction on the “Cresswind” subdivision is underway and sales will start in 2020.

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