RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC PEPPERS HOUSE RENOVATIONS
Event to highlight City's commitment to attracting homeownership and preservation of historic structures.
WHO: West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio
Housing and Community Development Director Armando Fana
New homeowners Leonard and Tremesa Jackson and children
Alfonso Hernandez Architects, LLC
Hartnett Building Group, LLC
WHAT: Mayor Jeri Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations of the property known as the Inez Peppers Lovett house, a one-story frame vernacular single-family house built in the 1930’s located in the Coleman Park neighborhood. The site is associated with the pioneering African American Peppers family and their daughter, Inez Peppers Lovett, who settled in the area before the 20th century. The ribbon cutting is FREE and open to the public.
The City of West Palm Beach, utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, has restored the historic house for future generations. The project was designed by Alfonso Hernandez Architects, LLC and renovated by Hartnett Building Group, LLC. Both firms are certified Small Business Enterprises with the City.
The property is under contract to be sold and occupied by the Jackson family, first-time homebuyers living in Coleman Park. With closing cost assistance provided by the City, Leonard and Tremesa Jackson will reside in the home with their children. Mr. Jackson is a U.S. military veteran working for a footwear manufacturing company in Boca Raton, and Mrs. Jackson is employed as a school bus driver for the Palm Beach County School District.
This project is another example of the City’s efforts to preserve historic structures and attract homeownership to our City, particularly in Coleman Park.
WHERE: 729 20TH Street, West Palm Beach
WHEN: Tuesday, December 18, 2018; 10:00 a.m.