“Inventing Nora”

Nora Development

Developers eye new district in West Palm Beach

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Joe Furst’s Place Projects and Ned Grace’s NDT Development look to re-develop a long overlooked area of downtown West Palm Beach.

The three-story, boarded-up white building near the train tracks in downtown West Palm Beach harkens back to old South Florida.

Its ceilings and floors are made from Dade County Pine, a sturdy wood protected from commercial logging for decades. The back of the building at 905 Railroad Avenue has an out-of-order Otis elevator, with a plank to step on and a wooden gate that opens upward. And when the owners had a first-floor, indoor wall removed, they uncovered a massive arched window.

That and other features of the 1925 building previously had little aesthetic importance for the industrial site, used most recently for paper storage.

But now this changes with a new vision for adaptive reuse…