City Project Providing Local Jobs, Improving Neighborhood

When:  Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Corner of 24th Street and Broadway, WPB

City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel will kick off a new West Palm Beach project that will create jobs and improve the community at a special groundbreaking on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.  The groundbreaking will be held at the corner of 24th Street and Broadway in West Palm Beach.

Business owners and City leaders will join the Mayor as the City begins a year-long, $4 million improvement project in Northwood Village, an area that is under redevelopment.  The project will update aging drinking water lines, improve drainage, enhance lighting, upgrade sidewalks and more.  It is funded by the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

The 12-month project is expected to create about 40 construction jobs and also help the many locally-owned businesses in the area succeed and expand, putting more local people to work.