BGI Companies and Blue Road Group have broken ground on Alba Palm Beach, a 22-story waterfront residential condominium development located at 4714 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Designed by locally-based Spina O’Rourke + Partners with Schmidt Nichols as the landscape architect, the 262-foot-tall structure 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 private plunge pools. Ortega Construction Company is the project’s general contractor, estimated to reach completion in 2025.
In attendance at the groundbreaking on August 10 were 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.
Ground breaking ceremony for Alba Palm Beach. Credit: CAPEHART.
Alba Palm Beach is currently 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.
“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.”
Being the exclusive waterfront development in West Palm Beach, Alba takes full advantage of its unparalleled location. Each unit is thoughtfully designed to maximize the breathtaking surroundings, featuring generously designed layouts, floor-to-ceiling hurricane-impact windows, and sliding doors. The spacious glass-framed terraces and summer kitchens accentuate the sweeping panoramic views. A restricted number of residences on each floor, including private elevators and vestibules, ensures privacy and seclusion. Notable residence features encompass meticulously crafted Italian-designed kitchens by Italkraft, top-tier stainless steel appliances from SubZero® and Wolf®, and luxurious spa-like bathrooms enhanced with designer fixtures and finishes.
Alba Palm Beach’s array of amenities further enriches the waterfront living experience for its residents. The offerings range from a day dock with slips to picturesque sunrise and sunset pool decks. The Technogym® fitness room, which includes a yoga studio and Pilates reformer, provides breathtaking water views as a backdrop to your wellness journey. Encompassing over 25,000 square feet of amenity space, the development also boasts a cutting-edge conference area equipped with audio-visual capabilities, a selection of private workspaces, a versatile multi-sport simulator room, a theater, and an exquisite private dining room complete with climate-controlled wine storage.
As an exclusive gesture for buyers, Alba Palm Beach extends a distinctive offering: a one-year complimentary membership to the Palm Beach Yacht Club. This membership provides access to the club’s esteemed dining facilities and exceptional hospitality and to its network of global reciprocal clubs. Notably, Alba has also established a partnership with Magellan Jets, which offers owners exclusive access to their fleet of jets, along with a host of privileged benefits.
The development showcases a sleek and modern design emphasizing aesthetics and functionality. A free-form ground level adorned with design accents seamlessly merging with the landscape warmly welcomes residents. They are destined to relish access to an elevated amenity deck offering unobstructed views of sunrise, sunset, and water. The residence count per floor is intentionally limited, featuring private elevators and vestibules for an added layer of privacy. The landscape architecture, curated with precision, further enhances the overall ambiance of the development.
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