West Palm Beach is being recognized by the Urban Land Institute as the winner of the 2010 Project of the Year Award for City Center and the Waterfront. This is the first time in its history that ULI has presented the award to a City. West Palm Beach won against iconic South Florida structures and captured the prize from the entire South Eastern Florida and Caribbean regions.
“This is a prestigious award for West Palm Beach,” said Mayor Frankel. “City Center and the waterfront continue to bring thousands of visitors a day to our City and we thank the Urban Land Institute for recognizing their importance and success.”
City Center houses the West Palm Beach Public Library, which is on pace to have more than one million visitors in 2010. The civic complex is also home to City Hall and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Stretching nearly a full mile along the intracostal waterway, the revitalized Waterfront includes three free public docks, the environmentally-friendly Lake Pavilion, stunning water features, versatile open space and a walking path lined with lush landscaping.
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its 30,000 members worldwide.