City of WPB, AiPP, Artists Unveil, Inaugurate CityZen Garden at Broadstone
12,000 Sq. Ft. CityZen Gardens Adds to City’s Growing Offerings of Quality Public Spaces
Mayor Jeri Muoio, Commissioners Keith James and Christina Lambert, along with the team from Alliance Residential Company joined artists and members of the public to unveil and inaugurate the CityZen Garden at the Broadstone City Center located at 400 Datura Street in West Palm Beach on Thursday, December 13, 2018. CityZen Garden is a 12,000 sq. ft. open space, an inviting place to meet friends for coffee and utilize an open amphitheater.
Commissioned by the Alliance Residential Company, developers of Broadstone Apartments, CityZen was designed by LeJobart comprised of local artists Sherryl Muriente and Beju. These established artists worked collaboratively with the developers and brought multidisciplinary Finnish studio Casagrande Laboratory to the project and local landscape architecture firm Studio Sprout to conceive, create and install CityZen Garden.
CityZen Garden is more than a public space to meet friends or utilize the amphitheater. Individuals can also sit, read, play chess in the large Ikuisuus cubes designed by Casagrande or meditate near one of three Dudali sculptures created by Beju amongst the bamboo forest. The amphitheater also features a unique and entertaining acoustical effect whereby a speaker at the center of the paved circular area may hear only their voice echo back.
CityZen is part of the City’s Art in Public Places (AiPP) 1% program in private development. The purpose of the AiPP program is to establish the integration of public art into both public and private development projects throughout the city to visually enliven the city; illuminate the city's history, diversity and culture; and foster economic development.
“This well designed public space is an example of how public art in private development can work as a collaborative effort bringing together artists to produce public artworks for a divergent public while enhancing the identity and character of our community,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We’re really excited about this latest public space offering for our community, and we invite the public to come take a look.”
“The CityZen project visually communicates the connection between the development and its community through the integration of public art and supporting elements,” said Sybille Welter, AiPP Coordinator. “Through this program in the private development sector, we can create these amazing quality public spaces.”
For further information, please contact Sybille Welter, AiPP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Holiday, Sanitation & Library Schedules
CITY HALL CLOSURES
- December 24, 25, 2018: In observance of the Christmas holiday, City Hall will be closed December 24 and December 25, 2018. City Hall will reopen on December 26, 2018.
- January 1, 2019: In observance of New Year’s Day, City Hall will be closed on January 1, 2019. City Hall will reopen on January 2, 2019.
- December 25, 2018: In observance of the Christmas holiday, there will be no sanitation service on December 25, 2018. Residential garbage and recycling will resume the next scheduled service day. Bulk/yard and commercial divisions will be one day behind regular schedule.
- January 1, 2019: In observance of New Year’s Day, there will be no sanitation service on January 1, 2019. Residential garbage and recycling will resume on the next scheduled service day. Bulk/yard and commercial divisions will be on day behind regular schedule.
MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH
- December 24, 25, 2018: In observance of the Christmas holiday, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach will be closed on December 24 and December 25, 2018. The library will reopen on December 26
- December 31, 2018: The library will close early, at 5:00 p.m., on December 31, 2018.
- January 1, 2019: In observance of New Year’s Day, the library will be closed on January 1, 2019. The library will reopen on January 2, 2019.
Holidays in West Palm Beach
Celebrate the Holidays with Sandi!!!
The City of West Palm Beach kicked off the holiday season the lighting of the SandiTree. Throughout the month of December, there will be several holiday themed events. Be sure to drop by the waterfront at Flagler Dr. and Clematis St. to enjoy SandiTree and fun daily activities for the entire family. For a list of activities and more information, please visit:
You can take the FREE West Palm Beach trolley to get to Sandiland. Catch the Green Line in front of the Tri-Rail station to arrive within a block of Sandiland. The Yellow Line, with several stops around downtown, will drop you off closest to Sandiland. For more information about the free trolley, please visit: http://wpb.org/ABOUT/TRANSPORTATION-SERVICES.
Northwood Village Art Night Out
Neew Year's Pre-Party Mix & Mingle
Friday, December 28
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Northwood Rd, West Palm Beach
Guests can get out of the house, entertain out-of-towners, and treat the kids by starting their New Year’s festivities early with a night out in Northwood Village, West Palm Beach’s unique hub for art and culture. Visitors can experience a vibrant art scene, new and vintage one-of-a-kind shops, top-rated restaurants, and so much more. Plus guests can enjoy local art and craft vendors from all over South Florida, shopping at the unique boutiques and studios open late, some of the area’s best restaurants, live street-side artists and musicians, a Tiny Doors hunt, a free craft project and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.
MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH
December Highlights: ALL FREE!
- Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve kids parties
- Plus Homework Center holiday hours and Winter Break activities for kids and teens.
To see the complete list of the library's December events, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-
WPBF:Just in Time for the Holidays!
WPB Family Fulfills Dream of Home Ownership with Support from City's HCD
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You're invited to a ribbon cutting on December 18, 2018 for this 1930's historic home in Coleman Park. The property at 729 20th Street is known as the Inez Peppers Lovett house. The City of West Palm Beach utilized federal funds from HUD to restore this historic structure. Come join us!
SAVE THE DATE!
Mayor Jeri Muoio to Deliver
2019 State of the City Address
Join us! In her final State of the City Address, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will reflect on the City’s accomplishments and make several key announcements on priorities to keep West Palm Beach a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and safe world-class city. Mayor will deliver the address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Mayor's State of the City will be held at the PBC Convention Center on Thursday, January 24, 2019. For registration information, please visit: https://palmbeaches.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/25573 or contact Marissa Kosiec: (561) 833-3711, x. 231; email@example.com.
Mayor's Village Initiative Hosts Impactful Community Gathering
The City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Village Initiative (MVI) in conjunction with Healthier Neighbors and other community partners, hosted their first Community Healing Gathering on Saturday, December 1., at the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center. Mothers and families of gun violence victims, community members, and local officers from West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County were invited to attend. Attendees were offered the option to express themselves through stations catering to their individual needs, and they were supplied coping tools to use throughout their healing process. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR%E2%80%99S-VILLAGE-INITIATIVE-HOSTS-IMPACTFUL-COMMUNI
ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE:
WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 2018
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES
- Spruce Ave. between 27th and 28th Sts. (through Friday, December 21st, 2018): West side of Spruce Ave. will be closed for curb, sidewalk and driveway replacement. Flaggers will assist motorists within the work zone.
- Spruce Ave. and 35th St. (through December 21, 2018): The intersection will be closed for the installation of a new storm drain.
- Spruce Ave. and 31st St. (through January 4, 2019): The intersection will be closed for streetscape and beautification upgrades.The intersection will beopen to motorists and pedestrians for the December 16th holiday event.
- 100 & 200 blocks of Gregory Rd. (through January 4, 2019) for road improvements. Slower traffic in construction areas. Gregory Rd. remains accessible.
- Flagler Dr. sidewalk from south of Greenwood Dr. to Monroe Dr. (until further notice): East sidewalk near seawall closed for safety repairs. Flagler Dr. west side sidewalk between Greenwood Dr. and Monroe Dr. remains accessible.
- Hampton Rd. between Merrill Ave. and Parker Ave. (through May 2019) is closedfrom Merrill Ave. to Parker Ave. for installation of new wastewater system and pavement restoration.
- Cumberland Dr. between Military Tr. and Village Blvd. (through January 2019): Reduced speeds on the eastbound and westbound lanes for a road beautification and safety project.Flaggers will assist motorists. Paving overlay continues through December.
- Georgia Ave. between Briggs St. and Dobbins St. (until further notice): Closed for road improvements. Local traffic only. Eastbound traffic on Briggs St. may turn right only at Georgia Ave.
- Clematis by Night (December 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.): Road closures at Clematis St. between Narcissus St. and Banyan Blvd., Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Lakeview Ave.
- GreenMarket (Saturday, December 22, 2018, 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Road closures on Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr.; Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St.; Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St.
- 300 block of Clematis St. (Saturday, December 22, 2018, 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.): Closed for West Palm Beach Antique Flea & Craft Market.
CLOSURES, REPAIRS FOR CURRIE PARK BOAT RAMPS
- Full closure: All Currie Park boat ramps at 2400 Flagler Drive are closed for repairs. Reopening date rescheduled for late January 2019. Ramps will not be accessible during the construction period. Currie Park will remain open from sunrise to sunset
CITYPLACE ROAD CLOSURES
- Rosemary Ave. between Okeechobee Blvd. and Hibiscus St. (through Friday, April 12, 2019): Full closure by CityPlace for CityPlace streetscape improvements. Access to all parking garages will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be unaffected.
- Hibiscus St. between Rosemary Ave. and Quadrille Blvd. (through Saturday, February 23, 2019): Full closure by CityPlace for CityPlace streetscape improvements. Access to all parking garages from Quadrille Blvd. will be maintained. Pedestrian traffic will be unaffected. For more information: https://www.futureofcityplace.com/.
PALM BEACH COUNTY (PBC) ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- Church St. and Old Okeechobee Rd. from Okeechobee Blvd. to N. Florida Mango Rd. (until further notice): Periodic lane closures for pavement marking. Flaggers will assist motorists in construction areas. Australian Ave. and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (until further notice): Intersection improvements. Periodic lane closures.
- Jog Rd. north of 45th St. and west of Florida’s Turnpike (until further notice): Periodic southbound lane closures for FPL pole replacement. Flaggers will assist motorists in construction areas.
- Congress Ave. 600 ft. south of Presidential Wy. (until further notice): Periodic north and southbound lane closures for an FPL utility project. For more information, contact PBC Engineering & Public Works: (561) 684-4000 or
FLORIDA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- Flagler Memorial Bridge between City of West Palm Beach and Town of Palm Beach (Mondays only through January 2019) will have the outside eastbound lane and the south sidewalk closed 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., forhandrail replacement.
- I-95 northbound, between Okeechobee Blvd. and Congress Ave. (Sunday night, Dec. 16, 2018 through Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, 2018) will have two outside lanes and the shoulder closed, 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., for sign installation.
- S. Dixie Hwy. from Dyer Rd. to Granada Rd. (through Friday, December 21, 2018) will have the outside northbound lane closed, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday for concrete pole replacement operations.
- Military Tr. between 45th St. and Shiloh Dr. (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through Friday, Mar. 8, 2019) will have one northbound lane closed for FPL maintenance operations.
- Okeechobee Blvd. from N. Florida Mango Rd. to Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through December) will have one westbound lane and sidewalk closed for directional boring operations.
- 45th St. and Australian Ave. at the SFRTA Railroad tracks, and Australian Ave. and Mangonia Dr. (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through December 31, 2018) may have intermittent outside lane closures in each direction for FPL pole replacement. For more information, contact FDOT: (866) 336-8435 or http://www.fdot.gov/
City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly by the City and may be viewed online at http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates.
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