215 Trees Saved and Relocated at Azure Waterfront Condominium Site in Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens, FL—Over two hundred mature native trees have been saved and relocated on the 14-acre site of Azure, a luxury waterfront condominium by Frankel Enterprises. Fifteen Live Oaks, each over 45 feet tall, have been successfully transplanted along the front of the property at Donald Ross Road and the Intracoastal Waterway. Two hundred Sabal Palms have been moved to a temporary “nursery” within the property, and will be transplanted as each of two mid-rise condominiums are completed.
The effort to save the existing native trees is being led by Tom Frankel, principal of Frankel Enterprises and Doug Parry, the construction manager of the project. Saving the Live Oaks began in November, when the root systems were pruned and the trees were cared for during a 10 week rejuvenation period before lifted by crane and replanted into thirty foot diameter holes.
This week the fifteenth Live Oak was successfully transplanted. “The trees are already showing new buds and signs of growth,” reported Doug Parry. Azure’s extensive community landscaping plan, drawn by Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates of Jupiter includes the mature Live Oaks, Sabal and Royal Palms, colorful paver drives, an outdoor fountain, marina walkways and outdoor shaded seating areas.
The first of two buildings is planned to be completed in the summer of 2016. It features 46 condominium residences that overlook a deepwater yacht harbour. Oversized luxury condominium residences with 2,600 to 3,860 square feet of air-conditioned living space are being offered for sale. Prices range from $900,000 to over $2 million. When completed the private and gated community will total 113 residences. Among the amenities featured are concierge services, grand lobbies with resident club rooms and card rooms, privately-keyed elevators, two outdoor swimming complexes and a health spa and fitness center. An information and design center is open at 2700 Donald Ross Road. Call 561-406-6200 for more information.