Palm Beach’s Beach Club gets OK for renovation and expansion plans

Five years after completing the largest renovation in its decades-long history, The Beach Club is moving forward with additional improvements.

At its development review meeting May 11, the Town Council unanimously voted to grant zoning approvals for a renovation and expansion of the private club’s first-floor kitchen and upper level terrace.

The renovations will add 434 square feet to the interior kitchen by taking over two existing cabanas and the portion of covered walkway in front, said Isaac Campos, an architect with Peacock + Lewis, the project’s North Palm Beach-based architect.

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Plans also call for the removal and replacement of the existing awning over the club’s exterior temporary buffet area. Those changes would add 425 square feet to the upper level terrace, Campos told council members.

An awning cover then would be placed over the entire terrace.

A demand for more dining on the second-floor terrace prompted The Beach Club to expand it, Campos said.

Council members expressed support for those plans.

“I think, especially in the era of COVID where people want now to eat outside more, it’s an appropriate addition to this particular area,” Mayor Danielle Moore said. “I think it’s lovely.”

The Beach Club spent over $6 million in 2017 to renovate its pool and deck.

The Architectural Commission unanimously approved the project last month.

The Beach Club, at 755 N. County Road, underwent its last major renovation in 2017, though smaller projects were initiated in the years that followed.

As part of a $6 million project that was completed in February 2017, the club replaced its pool, refurbished its pool deck, and added an outdoor pavilion, bar and dining area, and water feature for kids.

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