Juno Beach officials still need to OK the Ocean One villas planned between A1A and U.S. 1.

JUNO BEACH — Unoccupied for 13 years, a prime piece of north county real estate may not be vacant for much longer.

Developer Tom Frankel, whose Frankel Enterprises built Azure in Palm Beach Gardens and Admirals Cove in Jupiter, wants to put 22 villas on 3.88 acres between A1A and U.S. 1 just west of Kagan Park.

In July, Juno Beach’s Planning and Zoning Board members voted 5-0 to recommend approving Frankel’s project, called Ocean One. It still needs approval from Juno Beach’s Town Council.

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A brochure for Ocean One advertises some of the planned features for the two- and three-story villas spread across 11 two-family buildings. The living areas will have 10-foot ceilings. Each unit is expected to come with a two-car garage. They’ll have floating architectural staircases. Pools could be added for each unit.

The homes will have about 3,500 to 4,000 square feet of living space. Frankel bills the homes as luxury residences, and offered $1.8 million as an early estimated price point.

Local real estate broker Rebel Cook said Frankel should have little problem finding buyers.

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“It’s a winner,” Cook said. “He’s going to get it because of all the people that are coming down from up north.”

Frankel bought the property for about $7.2 million from previous owner Seminole
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