Category Archives: CRA

WPB CRA To Knock Down Building For Local Artists

When:   Wednesday, May 29 at 9:00am Where:   552 Northwood Road, WPB What:   Demolition of an old, abandoned building to make way for a new “larger than life” community open space canvas for local artists.  ***MEDIA WISHING TO COVER THE DEMO SHOULD ARRIVE BY 8:45AM (West Palm Beach, FL) -The bulldozers will be toppling walls!  The […]

FSU Students Send Strong Message to Board of Governors

“If you wish to speak on our behalf, speak to us first.” FSU students to the Board of Governors   (West Palm Beach, FL) – The Florida State University students enrolled in the West Palm Beach Digital Arts program have written to the Florida Board of Governors regarding what they call “the false representation and […]

Mayor Jeri Muoio to Board of Governors: Don’t take away jobs from our state!

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio speaking to the Florida Board of Governors committee in Orlando. (Orlando, FL) – Today West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio urged the Florida Board of Governors not to take away new jobs and a new economic industry from the state of Florida. Mayor Muoio spoke before a Select Committee […]

Mayor Muoio meets one-on-one with Board of Governors Vice Chair

WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio meets with Florida Board of Governors Vice Chair Mori Hosseini in Daytona Beach. Attending the meeting from left to right: Kim Briesemeister, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach, Mori Hosseini, Vice Chair of the Florida Board of […]

West Palm Beach Takes Fight for FSU on the Road

City Hits the Road to Make Sure The Message is Clear (West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach is putting on a full-court press to ensure anyone deciding the fate of the Florida State University Digital Media program understands that taking the program out of West Palm Beach will sacrifice jobs, economic opportunity, and […]

FSU Hot Topic at Mayor Muoio’s Weekly Media Briefing

“The point is that it’s economic development and jobs in our city.”                                                     -West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio   (West Palm Beach, FL) – The fate of the Florida State University Animation and Digital Arts Program in West Palm Beach led off West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio’s weekly media availability today. Mayor Muoio […]

State Responds to City’s FSU Questions

  (West Palm Beach, FL) – The City of West Palm Beach has received a response from the Florida Board of Governors regarding the Board’s anticipated inquiry into whether the Florida State University Animation and Digital Arts Program should remain in West Palm Beach. In a letter sent to the Florida Board of Governors on […]

WPB Sends Letter to State: We Want Some FSU Answers

(West Palm Beach, FL) – In a letter just sent to the Florida State Board of Governors, the City of West Palm Beach wants to know exactly what the plan is for Florida State University’s Animation and Digital Arts Program. Last week, some members of the Board of Governors discussed the possibility of pulling the […]

Come help light the Old Northwood Christmas Tree 12/16 @5pm

25TH ANNUAL OLD NORTHWOOD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Sunday, December 16 @ 5:00pm 3510 Spruce Avenue, West Palm Beach   It’s the 25th anniversary Old Northwood annual Christmas tree lighting. Among the special 25th anniversary performances: The Northwood Children’s Choir, directed by Evelyn Ziegler Ballet performances by Dreyfoos School of the Arts & Suncoast High School […]

City to Move on New Commitment to Keep FSU in WPB

(West Palm Beach, FL) – After months of ongoing discussions between the City of West Palm Beach and Florida State University, the City on Monday is expected to take the first major steps towards ensuring FSU remains in the City. On Monday, the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is expected to move forward on plans […]

New Program Across WPB Marks America Recycles Day

Program helps kick off America Recycles Day Come out to the November 30th Northwood Art and Wine Promenade to Check Out the New Program   (West Palm Beach, FL) – Residents across West Palm Beach now have some new options when they recycle.  It’s all part of marking today, November 15th, as America Recycles Day. […]

WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio Calls For Public Hotel Vote

Mayor Muoio Calls For Letting the Voters Decide Mayor Also Unveils New Website for the Public to Review the Proposals   (West Palm Beach, FL) – For the first time, today West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio called for a public vote to decide the height restrictions for a new downtown waterfront hotel. “I believe […]

Unanimous Vote Approves Convention Center Hotel

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio calls the hotel deal a win-win for the City, the County and the overall economy.   Watch Mayor Jeri Muoio’s news conference here:   (West Palm Beach, FL) – By a unanimous vote tonight, the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved an agreement that clears […]

Convention Center Hotel Deal a Win for WPB

(West Palm Beach, FL) – Late Wednesday, the final details were hammered out in an agreement that would clear the way for a new convention center hotel in West Palm Beach. While the deal makes the hotel property exempt from paying county, city and all other taxes, the deal does require the developer of the […]

BREAKING NEWS – Digital Domain Exec acknowledges WPB entitled to land back

This just in…. Michael Katzenstein, Chief Restructuring Officer for Digital Domain Media Group, has stated in sworn documents filed with the bankruptcy court today (9/11/12) that the City’s land will revert back to the City if certain conditions are not met by December 31, 2012. The sworn statement also acknowledges that , as of today, […]

Just the facts: West Palm Beach & Digital Domain

As has been reported, the City of West Palm Beach entered into a relationship with Florida State University and Digital Domain to create a film school program here in the City. That school is currently open and running. In an effort to provide the facts about that relationship, we invite you to click below and […]

West Palm Beach Redevelopment Projects Win State Award

WEST PALM BEACH REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WIN STATE AWARD  West Palm Beach, Fla. — The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) received two awards out of 12 throughout the state recognized by the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA). The awards are given to projects that exhibit the best practices in Florida redevelopment over the past year.  […]

West Palm Beach CRA Gears Up for Exciting Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 27, 2011)  The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming projects.  After nearly six years of redeveloping Northwood Village, the funky, eclectic area just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, the time has come for even more transformations and a focus on […]