Today, BGI Companies together with Blue Road Group announced the groundbreaking of Alba Palm Beach with an expected completion in 2025. As West Palm Beach’s newest coveted waterfront address, Alba Palm Beach, located at 4714 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm, will deliver a collection of 55 boutique luxury residences, including a limited collection of four unique two- and three-story townhomes, each with unobstructed views of the serene Intracoastal Waterway and their own private plunge pools.
Currently, Alba Palm Beach is 40 percent sold with buyers flocking from the Northeast, Texas, Chicago, and the West Coast. Recently, Alba sold units for the highest price per square foot in the neighborhood at over $2,000 per square foot.
In attendance at the groundbreaking was Kenneth Baboun, principal developer of Alba Palm Beach, Keith A. James, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach, Cathleen Ward, District 1 Commissioner, Keith Spina and Tammy O’Rourke of Spina O’Rourke + Partners and Jon Schmidt of Schmidt Nichols.
“It’s a monumental day, not only for myself and partners that brought this moment into reality, but also our residents who will call Alba home,” said Kenneth Baboun, principal developer. “Our vision for this rare piece of land and we believe it was the catalyst for the neighborhood’s healthy condo market we see today. We look forward to welcoming our owners home very soon.”
“Alba Palm Beach is truly an example of what a team effort can look like between a developer and the surrounding community,” said Cathleen Ward, District 1 Commissioner. From the start, Alba representatives wanted to make sure the residents knew what was being proposed, and the opportunities this world class development brings to the north end of our City. I’m looking forward to welcoming the new residents which will call this lovely piece of paradise home.”
As the only new development directly on the water in West Palm Beach, Alba’s residences are centered around its coveted location with every unit featuring graciously appointed layouts with floor-to-ceiling hurricane impact windows and sliding doors, oversized glass-framed terraces with summer kitchens to highlight the incredible panoramic views. There are a limited number of residences per floor, with private elevators and vestibules offering privacy and seclusion. Additional highlights of each residence includes Italian-designed kitchens by Italkraft, stainless steel appliances by SubZero® and Wolf®, and spa-like baths with designer fixtures and finishes.
Alba Palm Beach’s amenities only elevate its waterfront lifestyle for residents; from its day dock with slips available for residents to its sunrise and sunset pool decks and expansive water views from the Technogym® fitness room that includes a yoga studio and Pilates reformer. Spanning more than 25,000 square feet of total amenity space there will also be a state-of-the-art conference space with audio-visual functionality, several private workspaces, a multi-sport simulator room and theater, and an elegant private dining room with climate-controlled wine storage.
As a unique buyer’s gift, Alba Palm Beach owners receive an exclusive one-year complimentary membership to the Palm Beach Yacht Club allowing access to the prestigious club’s dining room and exceptional hospitality along with access to its global reciprocal clubs. Recently, Alba and Magellan Jets announced a partnership that gives owners access to exclusive usage and perks with its fleet of jets.
The development’s sleek and modern design is by West Palm Beach-based Spina O’Rourke + Partners. A free-form ground level with design accents that blend into the landscape welcomes residents, who will enjoy access to an elevated amenity deck, with unobstructed sunrise, sunset, and water views. There are a limited number of residences per floor, with private elevators and vestibules. Schmidt Nichols, an award-winning urban development firm specializing in site development and planning, and landscape architectural planning is the landscape architect for the development. Ortega Construction Company has been selected as the general contractor for the project.
Northwood in West Palm Beach is quickly becoming the city’s most sought-after neighborhood with an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, art galleries and more. This enclave is in proximity to pristine beaches, Worth Avenue, The Square, Atlantic Ocean boating, as well as a host of upscale culinary spots, theatrical performances, and more.