News Release

City to Demolish Former Crime Hot-spot

When:  Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.
Where:  544 23rd Street, West Palm Beach

(05/06/09)  The City of West Palm Beach will begin demolishing an apartment building that had been a crime hot-spot and a magnet for illegal activity on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.  The building is located at 544 23rd Street.

Between October 2006 and October 2008, West Palm Beach police were called to the building nearly 100 times for incidents ranging from assaults to shootings to drug deals.

The building’s demolition is part of an overall redevelopment of the area being conducted by the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).


For Additional Information:
Peter Robbins
West Palm Beach Public Information Officer
(561) 822-1433 or

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