Sundy Village: Delray Beach’s Newest Old Landmark

Posted by Brian Pearl on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 11:39am

Sundy Village in Downtown Delray Beach, FL

The intersection of Delray Beach’s Atlantic and Swinton Avenues is more than a vibrant city center;

it’s the beating heart of the world-renowned beachfront hideaway. Surrounding this small section of converging asphalt are the booming businesses, fashionable boutiques, and delectable dining fare that have made Delray Beach one of South Florida’s hidden gems.

Soon, at this very intersection, a revitalized landmark will reclaim its rightful space amid the scenery. Sundy Village is set to break ground in Q4 of 2021—and its combination of preservation and enlightenment will be unlike anything the city has seen before.

A New Twist On An Old Story

Sundy Village is set to personify the sublime mixture of leisure and luxury that Delray Beach residents have enjoyed for years. The three-acre layout will feature open air gardens of green and inviting public spaces interspersed amongst its 96,000 sq ft of office space, 26,000 sq ft of premium dining and beverage space, and 7,000 sq ft of retail space throughout the six National Register of Historic Places homes that will remain on the site.

The latter aspect exemplifies the development’s mission; utilizing contemporary practices and technology to conserve and celebrate the town’s history. These same historic homes—including the Cathcart House, the oldest structure in Delray Beach—directly inspired the architecture and aesthetic of all new construction.

For Delray Beach Locals, By Locals

However, Sundy Village wasn’t always meant to be an homage to a time past. The original development group had tagged it the more generic Midtown Delray and previously Swinton Commons. However, the site was recently taken over by Pebb Capital, a proud member of the Delray Beach Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce. The new owners promptly invested more than a year meticulously revising the previous plans with a goal of helping the development blend in with the surrounding landscape, rather than appear as an interloper. This required new rounds of approvals and a self-imposed mandate to place equal priority on preservation and sustainability.

Sundy Village Planned Sitemap

Minding Delray Beach’s Past While Moving Toward The Future

To that end, Pebb Capital and their partners have demonstrated their devotion to conservation by safely removing and relocating healthy plants and trees from the site, and planting 217 new trees in their place. It has been a challenging but worthwhile approach, according to the proprietors; a sentiment that will no doubt be shared by both natives and future visitors alike.

There are also blueprints in place that will cause minimal disruption to the historical structures that currently occupy the site. Further indulging their muse, the builders will be recreating the Sundy House windmill—originally constructed in 1902 by the city’s first mayor, John Sundy—as well as informational kiosks throughout the grounds to entertain and educate visitors.

Construction on Sundy Village is slated to be complete by mid 2023. More information and FAQs can be found at SundyVillage.com.

Downtown Delray Beach Communities

The development of Sundy Village will affect many of downtown Delray Beach's communities, but none arguably more than it's neighboring community CODA Townhomes, located adjacent to the Sundy House.  Many CODA townhome residents are anxiously anticipating a boost in property values from this new shopping and dining venue that will add to the South of Atlantic (SofA) District's walkability.  Additional neighborhoods that will be within walking distance to the Sundy Village property include The Mark, 111 First Delray, Atlantic Grove, and several other apartment buildings like Worthing Place.

If you are looking to relocate to or within Delray Beach, you need an experienced and respected agent on your side. Contact The Pearl Antonacci Group today to connect with one of our local real estate agents and learn more about Sundy Village and the greater Delray Beach or Boca Raton area!

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