Demolition of Palm Beach Mall Begins

ADVISORY

WHAT:   DEMOLITION TO BEGIN AT PALM BEACH MALL

WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 @ 10 AM

WHERE: PALM BEACH MALL – CONSTRUCTION ENTRANCE OFF CONGRESS

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The much anticipated demolition of the Palm Beach Mall will begin Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00am.

The demolition is expected to take approximately two and a half months. At the end of the process, the property will consist of flat sand on which new construction will begin.

“Even before the first sledge hammer is swung, this project has already proven to be the economic boost we had hoped.  There are already a number of exciting plans to reinvigorate the areas around the mall because people know the kind of exciting draw the mall will be,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

In an effort to be as environmentally responsible as possible, an estimated 3,500 tons of material will be recycled. Most of that material will consist of metals.

Once completed, the mall is expected to provide a significant economic boost to the surrounding areas in the city of West Palm Beach. According to the projects developer, the mall will generate:

  • 386 Full Time Equivalent Construction Jobs Over Two Years
  • 1,576 Full Time Equivalent Employees On-Site
  • 2,426 Total Full Time Employees Including Multiplier Effects
  • $82 Million Dollars in Wages
  • $319 Million Dollars in Total Economic Activity
  • $862,000 Annual Net Fiscal Benefit to the City of West Palm Beach in 2015 After Deducting The Costs Of City Provided Services