Here are three issues to keep an eye on in Wellington this year.
1. Growth will continue: The western communities in Palm Beach County and are growing at a rapid rate. The Quaye in Wellington on U.S. 441 is expected to have a grand opening celebration in January, and other construction projects like the 390 homes in Royal Palm Beach and the 2,000-home Arden development west of Wellington are in the works.
2. Mark Bellissimo’s properties: The developer had initially planned to build a stadium at the polo club and more buildings at the Wanderers Cub, but everything has been put on hold. Bellissimo said they’re re-assessing the overall plan for all the properties. Residents should expect it to become more clear in the new year.
3. Decisions on K-Park: The valuable tract of land is still waiting ondecisions from the council. The previous council shot down six proposals in a contentious meeting, and the village held a series of town hall meetings to ask the residents what they wanted. All of that was more than a year ago and still no decisions have been made about the future of the property. An investment firm offered to buy part of the land, but council hasn’t addressed the proposal.