Kaufman Lynn Construction is officially moving from Boca Raton to Delray.
The company will make its new home on a nearly 3-acre parcel located at 3185 S. Congress Ave. Avison Young principal Keith O’Donnell closed the $3.2 million sale.
Kaufman Lynn plans to develop a mixed-use complex on the site, which includes a Class A office building for its 135-employee national headquarters as well as a free standing 132,000-square-foot self-storage facility.
“Due to its attractive location, Delray Beach’s Congress Avenue Corridor is ideal for our business to settle, grow, and attract top talent and clientele,” said Michael Kaufman, President and CEO of Kaufman Lynn Construction, a full-service commercial construction company.
City commissioners have been advocating for more development on Congress Avenue.
The mayor created a task force, which came up with a plan to attract more action to the area. The vision of the Task Force is for Congress Avenue to continue its evolution into an innovative live-work-play area that extends the energy and appeal of downtown Delray Beach with business, affordable housing, and ease of access through various transportation options. City officials have nicknamed the 4.1 mile stretch of Congress Ave. the city’s “next great street.”
“We are very excited to welcome Kaufman Lynn Construction’s headquarters to our city, a company known for its community involvement and diverse, talented, and well-compensated workforce,” said Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein. “This investment significantly moves the Delray Beach Task Force initiative forward and further positions our city as a place for businesses, and the good people and jobs they bring, to call home.”
Glickstein said the $30 million project is something he is excited to see on the dormant property.
Kaufman Lynn will join PetMed Express, Call 4 Health, Hardrives, Babor, Levenger and several other headquarters already located on Delray’s Congress Ave.
“Companies are interested in Congress Avenue because of our access to world-class talent, close proximity to our vibrant downtown and the support they can receive from the city and community,” said Delray Beach Economic Development Director Joan Goodrich. “We look forward to supporting Kaufman Lynn Construction’s growth for years to come.”