A little more than a year ago, President Donald Trump announced his intention to build a $1.9 billion resort complex in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean.
The project, which Trump dubbed the “Winter White House,” has now been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior and is slated to open in 2019.
The resort would be a sprawling golf resort complex featuring four golf courses and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
And what a resort it would be.
While the project has been largely approved by both federal and state governments, the Trump administration has been slow to release a comprehensive master plan, and the plan itself has been criticized for being overly detailed and incomplete.
As the Atlantic has reported, some elements of the project have already been approved, including the inclusion of a spa and fitness center, the construction of an outdoor pool, and a golf course.
As we wrote last year, the proposed resort would offer some of the highest ratings in the country, and could be a boon for Florida’s tourism industry.
But, as we noted, this resort would not be an entirely new development in Florida.
The Trump administration did not include a complete master plan for the proposed Winter White House in its executive order, and there are other areas where the administration has not released its proposal.
We will continue to update this story as we learn more about the proposed project.