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City of West Palm Beach Celebrates

Historic Milestone

It’s a Quasquicentennial celebration! You might need 125 tries to spell or pronounce the word, but only one guess to know that the City of West Palm Beach is celebrating its 125th anniversary!

With a series of West Palm Beach 125 events planned to mark the milestone, the festivities kick off on October 5 at the first GreenMarket of the season – also celebrating an anniversary of 25 seasons – and culminate at 4th on Flagler in July 2020. Events and activities include a comprehensive exhibit at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, lectures at the Mandel Public Library, special boardwalk tours at Grassy Waters Preserve, neighborhood bike tours, a special light show shining on the Banyan/Quadrille parking garage and much more!

 

Special Notice of Road Closures for Week of September 22, 2019

Banyan Blvd. between Australian Ave. and the TriRail crossing (Friday, September 20, 2019, 10:00 p.m. through Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:00 a.m.); Full road closure for railroad track repairsThere will be no access to Banyan Blvd. from N. Australian Ave. or S. Australian Ave. There will be no access to Australian Ave. from Banyan. 

Detour:

  • FROM THE NORTH: Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. east to Tamarind Ave. or Dixie Hwy. to access Banyan Blvd. from the north.
  • FROM THE SOUTH: Okeechobee Blvd. east to Tamarind Ave. or Quadrille Blvd. to access Banyan Blvd. from the south.

Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. (Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)Full road closure of Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. for the temporary relocation of the GreenMarket during Clematis Streetscape construction. Flagler Drive will reopen on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

  • Flagler Dr. between Banyan Blvd. and Datura St. will be the temporary location of the GreenMarket until Clematis Streetscape construction is complete, which is anticipated in December. (Vendors are currently unable to load in/load out.)

FDOT ROAD CLOSURE: Flagler Dr. between Southern Blvd and Worth Ct. N. (early October 2019 through summer 2020) will be closed for roadway construction as part of the Southern Blvd. Bridges Replacement Project. 

  • Flagler Dr. sidewalks, from Southern Blvd. to Worth Ct. N., and the Southern Blvd. south sidewalk, from Washington Rd. to Flagler Dr., will remain closed through summer 2020.

Detour:

  • TRAFFIC GOING NORTH of Flagler Dr. should: go west on Worth Ct. N. to Washington Rd.; go north on Washington Rd. to Southern Blvd; go east on Southern Blvd. to Flagler Dr.
  • TRAFFIC GOING SOUTH on Flagler Dr. should: go west on Southern Blvd. to Washington Rd.; go South on Washington Rd. to Worth Ct N.; go east on Worth Court N. to Flagler Dr.
  • Pedestrians using Flagler Dr. between Southern Blvd. and N. Worth Ct. should Use the east Flagler Dr. sidewalk.
  • Pedestrians using Southern Blvd., between Washington Rd. and Flagler Dr. should use the north Southern Blvd. sidewalk

.For more information, contact Angel Gardner at FDOT: (561) 855-8773

 

WPB Recaptured Meter Time Revenue Donated to Support Homelessness Prevention Initiatives

On Monday, September 9, 2019, the City of West Palm Beach authorized the allocation of $15,000 of recaptured meter time revenue to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

The funds originating from the City’s Parking Administration Department are earmarked specifically for support of the City’s many homelessness prevention initiatives. The allocation, capped at $15,000, received unanimous approval from the City Commission and is one of several ways the City funds its many programming and services addressing the issue of homelessness. Of note, the City’s on-street homeless population declined 24% in the past year, according to a January “point-in-time” count conducted by Palm Beach County. 

 

WPB Declares "It's Thyme To Celebrate!"

West Palm Beach GreenMarket, the premier Saturday spot to gather fresh food and local goods, kicks off its 25th season on Saturday, October 5.

 

One of the largest markets in the region, the GreenMarket features 90 vendors offering a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more.

 Due to Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, GreenMarket vendors will be temporarily located along Flagler Drive for part of the season. It is expected that the GreenMarket will return to its popular regular location in December, once road work is finished. (The project, which is widening sidewalks and adding more shade trees along Clematis Street, is expected to restrict load-in/load-out access for vendors).

 

"Hello Sunshine" Art Installation

Taking Shape in WPB

West Palm Beach residents and visitors will soon be able to say “hello” to “Hello Sunshine,” an art installation of five separate sculptures that will adorn five landmark locations in the City. The individual artworks are geometrical representations of the sunrise that are sectioned into five clusters of sun rays. Each cluster is unique, and together they form a whole sunrise. The project, which is a partnership between the City’s Engineering Services Division and the City’s Art In Public Places (AiPP) program, is scheduled for completion in November.

 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend CWPB public meetings. 

***Meetings held in the Commission Chambers and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall, which is located at 401 Clematis Street***

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

  • 2:30 p.m., Mayor Transition Team Subcommittee Reports (Commission Chambers)
  • 4:30 p.m., Special CRA Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:00 p.m., City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

  • 5:00 p.m., Historic Preservation Meeting (Commission Chambers)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m., VEBA Trust Fund meeting - Elected Officials, Mgmt I & II Plan and General Employees Plan (City Centre - 3rd Floor)
  • 5:30 p.m., Mayor's Youth Council (Mayor's Board Room)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Audit Committee Meeting (Flagler Gallery)
  • 9:00 a.m., ECR Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 2:00 p.m., Mayor's Transition Team Subcommittee Reports Presentations (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:01 p.m., Final Public Hearing to Adopt the Final Budget and Millage Rate (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:30 p.m., Education Advisory Committee (Mayor's Board Room)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

No Meetings

 

The Pass/Fail Agenda from September 9th's Special City Commission Meeting is available at the link below:

 

October Calendar of Events

***Library is located at 411 Clematis Street***



  • Oct. 2    Fight to Win: Beating Breast Cancer with the Susan G. Komen              Foundation
  • Oct. 6    Hispanic Heritage Month: Hues of the Puerto Rican People         
  • Oct. 7    WPB125: City History & Architecture with Rick Gonzalez
  • Oct. 9    The Gift: The Essential Guide to Money & Investments for                  Women
  • Oct. 10    Create Copper Wire Beaded Bracelets
  • Oct. 12    Classical Concert Performance: Duo Arpeggione
  • Oct. 13    Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexican Cultural Showcase         
  • Oct. 14    CLOSED for Columbus Day Holiday
 

Historic Northwest

& Northwood Village

Fall Calendar Listings 2019

3rd Annual Pleasant City Family Reunion & Kids Fun Day

Saturday, September 28 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

19th/20th Street and Spruce Avenue

FREE

Guests can join in on the fun at the Pleasant City Reunion community event! This neighborhood block party celebrates homeowners, neighbors, and community stakeholders in one of the city’s oldest African-American communities. The event features free food, entertainment, live music, kids’ activities, vendors and more. For more information, visit wpb.org/cra or call 561.822.1550.

“What’s Happening in the Historic Northwest” Community Meeting

Tuesday, October 8 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salvation Army Northwest Community Center, 600 N. Rosemary Ave.

FREE

The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of West Palm Beach will host a community meeting for residents, businesses owners and community stakeholders to discuss current and upcoming projects in the Historic Northwest District. The meeting will provide updates on the Sunset Lounge renovation, the adjacent Heart & Soul Park, the Styx Alley commercial alleyway project, the Tamarind Avenue streetscape, and the Banyan Boulevard streetscape. The public is invited to attend and guests will have an opportunity to provide feedback and comments on upcoming projects. For more information, call 561.822.1550.

Northwood Village Art Night Out

Friday, September 27 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Northwood Road, 24th Street & 25th Street

FREE

Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road, 24th Street, and 25th Street to enjoy local artists, streetside vendors and live entertainment. This hidden jewel in West Palm Beach offers residents and visitors a respite from the ordinary and a refreshing, unique hub for art and culture. Plus shop at the unique boutiques and studios, dine at some of the area’s best restaurants, experience live street-side music and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.

Northwood Village Art Night Out

Friday, October 25 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Northwood Road, 24th Street & 25th Street

FREE

Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road, 24th Street, and 25th Street to enjoy local artists, streetside vendors and live entertainment. This hidden jewel in West Palm Beach offers residents and visitors a respite from the ordinary and a refreshing, unique hub for art and culture. Plus shop at the unique boutiques and studios, dine at some of the area’s best restaurants, experience live street-side music and more. For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.

WPB TV Headlines

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VIDEO: WPB Plastic Straw Ordinance in Effect October 1st

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VIDEO: Department Spotlight: Public Works

 

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VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (September 16, 2019)

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VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (September 16, 2019): Public Realm Action Plan Update

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VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (September 16, 2019): Development of 401 Datura Street

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VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (September 16, 2019): Parking and Transit Study

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VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (September 16, 2019): Safety of Children on City-Owned Properties and City-Sponsored Events

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VIDEO: Mayor's Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (September 18, 2019)

 
 
 

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