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City's Procurement Department Announces Free Workshop on June 8

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FitKids Triathlon Scheduled for May 21

The FitKids Triathlon is the longest running "Youth Only" multisport event in the State of Florida! The course is designed with the utmost safety possible.

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CRA Overview

Downtown West Palm Beach, one of the CRA's districts

Welcome to the West Palm Beach CRA

Nationally recognized as some of the most innovative and effective Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) in the country, the West Palm Beach CRAs are setting the standard for redevelopment.  

The WPB Downtown CRA created value with key public/private partnerships like CityPlace. Innovative partnering with the WPB Downtown Development Authority (DDA) led to Clematis Street being named as one of America's top streets. Historic preservation is closely valued in the scope of our redevelopment initiatives, with imaginative planned destinations like the Sunset Lounge and Jazz Park in the historic Northwest neighborhood being one of our most anticipated new projects, currently in development.

In the Northwood/Pleasant City CRA, our award-winning marketing and branding campaigns, events and incentive programs transformed Northwood Village. The CRA created the infrastructure for what became Merry Place. We're currently developing the framework that will allow significant public sector development in the Currie mixed-use district and get it flowing up Broadway.

Created in 1985 and authorized by Florida's Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (F.S. 163, Part III), the initial Downtown CRA was joined by the Northwood/Pleasant City CRA in 1993. In 2013, the City took the bold step of outsourcing the administration and operation of its CRAs, with the goal of being more nimbly responsive to current needs.

Welcome to strategic thinking, economic development and effective community partnerships. Welcome to the future of West Palm Beach. Welcome to the CRA.

 

Special Events

 

5th ANNUAL HEART & SOUL FEST 
Saturday, July 1  

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE 

Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
 

Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information call 561.822.1551.

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PRESENTATIONS

Click HERE for the February 7, 2017 Currie Park Concepts Public Meeting

Click HERE for the June 24, 2015 Broadway Mixed Use District (BMUD) Amendments to Comprehensive Plan Public Kick-Off Meeting and Workshop

Click HERE for the April 15, 2014 CRA Northend Visioning Presentation