Over $100 million in projects are planned for parks, public safety, and transportation.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – (November 12, 2019) --
The City of West Palm Beach has announced its five-year Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) program schedule. The program includes nearly 50 new projects benefitting neighborhoods citywide. Valued at over $100 million, the projects include street and safety lighting, improved storm drainage, traffic calming, and road resurfacing. Upgrades are also planned for parks, community centers and playgrounds.
Construction will begin in 2020 for projects identified by residents as priorities. The projects included rehabilitated or new community centers in Howard Park, Gaines Park, Pleasant City and Coleman Park. New bathrooms will be installed at Dreher Park. A new Tennis Center will be constructed at South Olive Park. Safety improvements are planned to enhance the visitor experience at Grassy Waters Preserve.
Projects to be completed within the five-year CIP construction calendar include:
- Citywide Lighting Improvements, (Est. completion: Fall 2020);
- N. & S. Flagler Drive Stormwater Improvements, (Est. completion: 8/2020);
- MLK Memorial Repairs and Improvements, (Est. completion: 1/2020);
- New Housing & Community Development Resource Center, (Est. completion: Fall 2021);
- Chillingworth Park Improvements (Est. completion: 5/2020)
- Washington Rd. Utilities and Streetscape Project; (Est. Winter 2021);
- Tamarind Ave. Improvements, (Est. completion: Summer 2022);
- Centennial Fountain Repairs, (Est. completion: Spring 2020);
- Grassy Waters Southeast Building Improvements, (Est. completion: Fall 2020);
- Police/Fire Training Facility, (Est. completion: Fall 2022);
- S. Dixie Hwy. Improvements, (Est. completion: Summer 2020);
- Flamingo Park Neighborhood Improvements, (Est. completion: Summer 2022);
- El Monte Park Neighborhood Improvements, (Est. completion: Spring 2021).
“These projects were identified thanks to the very thoughtful input from our residents,” said Mayor Keith James. “We are committed to making infrastructure improvements to ensure we continue delivering exceptional programs and services to our residents for their benefit, their family’s benefit, and so that our local economy can continue to thrive.”
The projects also reflect the City’s goal of improving and maintaining existing infrastructure to ensure functionality and accessibility. The City held community outreach meetings encouraging residents to voice their preferences and provide input on applicable project designs. Those suggestions are reflected in the designs for updated and new community centers and some neighborhood road improvement projects.
For a closer look at the projections mentioned above or to view the complete list of projects within the Five Year CIP Program, please visit: WPB-5yr-cip-FY19-23-rev7319-Draft.pdf
To view updates on the City’s CIP and to search for a project in your neighborhood, please visit: http://gis.wpb.org/cipstorymap/
For information about the City of West Palm Beach, please visit wpb.org
or call (561) 822-1400 (TTY: 800.855.8771).