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‘Fish out of Water’ Flies Again in West Palm Beach

The Iconic Flying Fish Sculpture Reinstalled on Flagler Drive at Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard

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Library’s increMental-U Recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Idea in Government

increMental-U is the lifelong learning initiative of the Mandel Public Library

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Broadway/US Hwy 1
 
broadway mapBroadway is the northern entrance to the City and flows through classic historic neighborhoods.  Running parallel with the Intracoastal Waterway and just blocks from marinas, boat builders and related businesses, the Broadway corridor north 45th Street is a great locale for the marine industry.

In early 2015, the CRA unveiled an exterior façade incentive grant program designed to spur economic development along the Broadway corridor.  Property owners from 26th Street – 59th Street were invited to submit proposals for grant awards.  Fourteen projects were awarded funding and have begun making improvements upgrading their buildings and properties.

The CRA kicked off the redrafting of BMUD land development regulations in June 2015.  These proposed code changes will assist in attracting quality business opportunities and increasing residential values as well.   Multi-family residential development is encouraged on the southern end of the corridor, with commercial sites being focused on the north.  The CRA is developing a “road diet” with FDOT to reconfigure the roadway  between 40th  and 25th Streets, to create a pedestrian and business friendly thoroughfare with a much higher walkability factor.