Northwood Village, a West Palm Beach shopping, dining and entertainment district, is finding itself back in the spotlight. Two City of West Palm Beach programs in Northwood Village have been honored for being among the best redevelopment projects in the state of Florida.
The Florida Redevelopment Association (F.R.A.) recognized the Northwood Village Art and Wine promenade with the “Cultural Enhancement” award. The F.R.A. also recognized the Northwood Village Merchant Assistance program with the “Creative Organizational Development and Funding” award.
“The businesses in Northwood Village should be thrilled with this news,” said City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel. “I also would like to congratulate the C.R.A. staff for their hard work and dedication in making these awards possible.”
This isn’t the first time Northwood Village has been recognized for excellence. The C.R.A. was also honored with a Maxi Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2007 for Northwood Village’s marketing excellence.
The central shopping area of Northwood Village revolves around three main streets: Northwood Road, 24th Street and 25th Street. The eclectic district features unique dining, fun shops and original entertainment. Sixteen new businesses have opened their doors in Northwood Village in 2009, and all sixteen are still in operation and serving their customers. Northwood Village is part of the City of West Palm Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency and is an area targeted for redevelopment.
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