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Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship

Courtesy of: West Palm Beach Library Foundation In 1933 hundreds of brilliant authors had their books burned by the Nazis.  Just a few months after Adolf Hitler came to power and six years before the start of World War II, German university students targeted writings alleged to be “un-German” in spirit by orchestrating book burnings […]



Click here to read the entire Kolter proposal   Site Evaluation   The most prominent characteristic of the site is its direct access to the Flagler waterfront. This provides both short- and long-range views from the site and also allows buildings on the site to seamlessly interact with the Flagler waterfront Park and all associated […]



Click here to read the entire Crocker proposal Development Analysis Proposed Users and Street Liners This significant site connects the urban environment of this thriving downtown with the spectacular waterfront that draws visitors to the area.  Its location to the north of Clematis Street continues the growth of the economic center to the north and […]


Navarro Lowrey Concord

Click here to read the entire Navarro proposal Overview of Proposed Development Concept   Our concept is to develop a 205 Room Hyatt Full service Hotel along with a Signature, 7,000 SF restaurant overlooking and interacting with the new waterfront park our submittal proposes along Flagler Drive.  The site planning of our concept calls for […]

FEC Railroad to Partially Close Okeechobee Blvd for Crossing Repair

FEC work will close westbound crossing Sunday morning until Wednesday Morning Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) will be closing the westbound lanes of Okeechobee Blvd at the FEC railroad tracks for repair work beginning Sunday, July 29, 2012 and lasting until Wednesday morning, August 1, 2012. (For clarification, the FEC tracks are the tracks that […]

Information Needed: Homicide

On Friday May 4, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m., West Palm Beach Police Department responded to 600 N. Rosemary Avenue, in reference to a report of Taxi Cab driver being shot. Upon arrival, units located Eliphete Simeon in his vehicle. Simeon later died of gunshot wounds. Anyone with information concerning the murder of Eliphete Simeon […]

Waterfront Redevelopment Update

When:  Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009 Where:  Downtown WPB As the City of West Palm Beach continues with the downtown waterfront revitalization project, there will be several scheduling changes that residents should be aware of: Centennial Square Fountain: Due to electrical work, the Clematis Street fountain in Centennial Square will be closed for a period […]

Historic WPB Golf Course Undergoing “Restoration” – Changes will Restore Original Dick Wilson Design; Construction to Create Jobs

The City of West Palm Beach’s historic Golf Course is undergoing a complete $3 million renovation, helping to revive the course while creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. The project, which is being called a “restoration,” was designed by McCumber Golf, founded by former PGA Tour star Mark McCumber.  Weitz Golf International is completing […]

WPB Demolishes Former Crime Hot Spot, Moves Forward with Redevelopment

(Thursday, May 7, 2009)  Working hard to eliminate blight in Pleasant City, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has demolished a former haven for criminal activity located at 544 23rd Street.  The CRA purchased the property in December 2008.  In the two years prior to that, West Palm Beach police responded to almost […]

City to Demolish Former Crime Hot-spot

When:  Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. Where:  544 23rd Street, West Palm Beach (05/06/09)  The City of West Palm Beach will begin demolishing an apartment building that had been a crime hot-spot and a magnet for illegal activity on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.  The building is located at 544 23rd […]

Race for the Cure Road Closings

What:  Race for the Cure Road Closings When:  Saturday, January 31, 2009 Affected Area:  Flagler Drive, downtown WPB Due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Flagler Drive will be closed to traffic from Lakeview Avenue to 25th Street on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 between 6:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Motorists should also […]

Clematis by Night Inauguration Celebration

WHO: The City of West Palm Beach in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) WHAT: Clematis by Night Inauguration Celebration The City of West Palm Beach is teaming up with the Downtown Development Authority to bring some presidential celebrations to downtown West Palm Beach. WHEN: TUESDAY, January 20, 2009 Noon –  Live viewing party […]

City of WPB Martin Luther King Day Schedule

All City of West Palm Beach offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2009, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. There WILL be garbage, yard waste and recycling pickup on Monday, January 19th. For Additional Information: Peter Robbins West Palm Beach Public Information Officer (561) 822-1433 or

Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address

What:  Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address When:  Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. Where:  Palm Beach County Convention Center City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel will address our local economy, public safety, new sustainability initiatives and more in her annual State of the City speech.  The speech will be […]

City Joins Residents in Objecting to Airport Expansion

City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel and the City Commission are joining area residents and nearby municipalities in fighting for the quality of life in West Palm Beach neighborhoods by encouraging the Federal Aviation Administration to re-evaluate and seek alternatives to the proposed expansion of Palm Beach International Airport. “We appreciate the […]

Veteran’s Day Parade

When:  Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Where:  Clematis Street and Centennial Square, WPB (11/07/08)  Mayor Lois J. Frankel will participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, November 9, 2008 beginning at 2:00 p.m. along Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.  The parade is being organized and produced by Palm Beach Veterans […]

City Saving Residents Money on Flood Insurance

City of West Palm Beach residents and businesses will be able to save up to 20% on their flood insurance costs thanks to efforts by the City to reduce the negative impacts of flooding. “In this economy, any news that saves our residents money is welcome,” said Mayor Lois J. Frankel.  “I commend City staff […]

Community “Greening” Northwood Village for Park(ing) Day

Students, residents and business owners will be “greening” Northwood Village as part of the City of West Palm Beach’s celebration of National Park(ing) Day this Friday, September 19, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Northwood Village is part of the Northwood Pleasant City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) district.  Visitors will be able to stroll […]

New Businesses Come to North Rosemary Avenue

What:  Two new businesses come to Rosemary Avenue When:  Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. Where:  411 and 413 North Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach The City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is helping welcome two new businesses to North Rosemary Avenue at a special grand opening ceremony.  The ceremony will be […]

Three Businesses Celebrate Grand Openings in Northwood

When:  Friday, June 13, 2008 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Where:  West end of Northwood Road near Broadway The City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and Northwood Village will welcome three new businesses to the neighborhood with a ribbon cutting and block party on Friday, June 13, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. […]