The Clearlake District (Downtown CRA
) can be characterized as a mixed-use area of hotels, offices, governmental uses and residential properties. The vision for the Clearlake District includes a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that hinges on the redevelopment of a 36-acre site immediately adjacent to the historic Seaboard Train Station. The TOD is envisioned to become a pedestrian-friendly, neighborhood village with a mix of uses including green connections and plazas with pedestrian and transit connectivity. Because of its proximity to the commuter Tri-Rail station, the proposed uses include a multimodal facility, housing, hotel, retail and parking.
The relocation of the Fourth District Court of Appeals courthouse was announced in 2014 on Tamarind, across from the planned TOD.
Negotiations for a spring training facility for professional baseball in West Palm Beach in 2015 included a swap for a County-owned parcel to the south of the Court of Appeals courthouse which will provide a significant opportunity to connect development activity to the TOD.