MAYOR FINALIZES SALE OF OLD CITY HALL SITE, HOTEL , APARTMENTS AND PUBLIC PARK TO BE DEVELOPED.
Navarro Lowery will redevelop the site into to a new mixed-use urban development that will include a destination restaurant.
In 2016, after an extensive public vetting process conducted by the WPB CRA, the city approved the sale of the 3.5-acre former city hall site at 200 2nd Street to Navarro Lowrey for $11.5 million.
The WPB CRA secured the developer and negotiated the sales terms for this
sought-after land that features a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The CRA also paid $1.2 million for the demolition of the vacant government facility, which was completed in February as a condition precedent for the final land sale.
Navarro Lowery will redevelop the site into to a new mixed-use urban development that will include a waterfront hotel, apartment units, retail space, public park, and a destination restaurant. Under Navarro Lowrey's conceptual site plan, the $145 million project will total approximately 435,000 square feet. It will feature a 208-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, 251 live/work apartment units, 20,234 square feet of retail space, 6,000 to 7,000 square feet of waterfront restaurant space with both indoor and outdoor dining, a 483-space parking garage, a public park with curated art, an event lawn, and an observation deck with views of the marina and Intracoastal Waterway. Construction is scheduled to start this year and be completed by 2019.
The redevelopment of this site is a major step forward for the overall growth and direction of downtown WPB, bringing several needed and desired elements to the area.
The WPB CRA worked to secure a developer that could bring everything to the table in order to keep with the Mayor’s vision of designing a city for all people and improving the quality of life in West Palm Beach.
“We wanted to make sure we found a developer that could bring something incredibly dynamic to this coveted Waterfront site,” said Jon Ward, executive director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. “This is an important part of the puzzle in terms of our overall strategic vision for our downtown.”
ARTIST RENDERING OF WATERFRONT COMPLEX FEATURING MARRIOTT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL.
In addition to the sale of the old city hall site, the WPB CRA is working on a number of projects that will contribute to growing and revitalizing the downtown area:
- Clematis Streetscape – a multi-phased approach to improving one of the City’s most beloved streets. The first phase of the project is slated to begin in June and will bring overall infrastructure and beautification improvements to the 300 block of Clematis Street including wider sidewalks, more shade trees, additional dining and seating areas and more.
- Downtown Alleyways – a plan to improve the back alleys between Clematis Street and Datura Street. The plan will begin in the 300 block alleyways in the fall and will link leisure and retail environments for pedestrians.
- 12 for 12 / Thouroughfare – this project divides the 14,000 square foot space at 314 Clematis into 12 smaller spaces to incubate new or local shops to bring more retail downtown in a sustainable economic model.