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Correction: an earlier version of this story mixed up details of competing proposals before Palm Beach County and the city of West Palm Beach. Corrections are in strikethroughs and editor's notes below.
On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Commission voted down a proposition to build a $140.1 million spring training stadium for major league ball clubs Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
The vote was a close 4-3, with commissioners Mary Lou Berger and Steven Abrams saying they'd voted yes if awarding hotel bed taxes for the stadium remained constant.
[[Editor's note: The teams have hoped that the City of West Palm Beach would donate a 160-acre parcel of property for the site, and that the county would provide funds over 30 years to pay for the development of the site. But the city has been adamant that it be be compensated for the property, and was recently approached by a private company that is willing to pay $14 million for the land, in hopes of building homes and park on the site. This proposed project has been dubbed "Project Cayman."]]
The initial proposal, which came from a private company, included apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes as well as industrial and commercial that would have covered a 160-acre site in Lake Worth.