News Release

Chamber of Commerce Votes to Support Currie Park Plan


Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches


April 21, 2014

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The City of West Palm Beach’s plan to reinvigorate the Currie Park area has gotten a major stamp of approval.

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, one of the area’s oldest and largest member associations, formally voted to support the city’s proposal to dramatically rewrite the zoning in Currie Park to encourage renewed development.

The vote followed a presentation to the Chamber by RMA’s Jon Ward, the Executive Director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

“The focus of our efforts to rewrite the Currie Park zoning is to make it feasible for developers to build there,” said Ward. “We have builders at the table right now wanting to get started on projects that would dramatically improve the area, but they can’t begin because the zoning make it too hard and too expensive. This rewrite will solve all that.”

The CRA’s plan to redo the zoning came out of a recent series of public workshops focused on improving the Currie Park area as well as other neighborhoods in the city’s north end.

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