House keeps attracting unwanted attention in Palm Beach Gardens

Neighbors have complained to Palm Beach Gardens about 4385 Flax Court, shown here July 8. They're worried it may be both unsightly and unsafe. (The Palm Beach Post/Sarah Peters)

Neighbors have complained to Palm Beach Gardens about 4385 Flax Court, shown here July 8. They’re worried it may be both unsightly and unsafe. (The Palm Beach Post/Sarah Peters)

One house in Palm Beach Gardens has commanded a lot of attention, first from neighbors and then from the city.

Neighbors of 4385 Flax Court told City Council last summer that they’re tired of looking at the torn-apart house while the owner converts it into an assisted living facility. Two of the neighbors, Gary and Terry Pitchford, were back at last month’s City Council meeting to say the only progress they’ve seen since July is wood framing and roof sheathing.

An update on Flax Court is one of two subjects listed under the city manager’s report for the 7 p.m. Thursday City Council meeting. The other is the proposed extension of Shady Lakes Drive.

Owner Leitha Sanders Smith told The Palm Beach Post at the time that she had some financial hardship but tried to straighten up the property herself with her adult sons. Her goal was to have it move-in ready by March.

 

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