West Palm Beach Reimagined: From CityPlace to a Place in the City
In Fall 2018, the reimagination of the streetscape began along Rosemary Avenue from Okeechobee Blvd to Hibiscus Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. This stretch of Rosemary Avenue has been the ‘Main Street’ of the CityPlace neighborhood since opening in 2000. With the opening of Hilton West Palm Beach, Restoration Hardware: The Gallery and the Brightline train station, this corridor has become an even more important connector in the heart of our downtown.
The goal is to create an inspiring locally authentic district: a connected environment that enhances the way we live, work and play.
Alongside new restaurants, shops and entertainment, we plan to develop new residential, hotel and office accommodations in the coming 5 years. This will continue to bring even more life and vibrancy to our neighborhood, creating a fruitful place in an unforgettable location for shopping, eating, entertainment and the arts.
Phase 1: Reimagining Rosemary Avenue
We believe new experiences deserve a new setting, so we are making significant changes to the streetscape along Rosemary Avenue and Hibiscus Street. These enhancements will make for a more pleasant and pedestrian-friendly environment, as well as create a range of new spots to rejuvenate, relax and recharge.
Under Construction as of October 29, 2018
Projected Completion Spring 2019
Rosemary Avenue: Relocated valet, new bike racks, new additional trolley stops, new canopies and shading, covered seating, curbless, update lighting, lush landscaping, art elements plus parking garage improvements
Projected Start - Summer 2019
Square & Ground Level: Expanded green areas, outdoor dining venues, lighting improvements, art features Upper Entertainment Plaza: New public spaces, rejuvenated outdoor dining area, AMC Theater renovation including recliner seats
During Rosemary Avenue Construction
All shops and restaurants remain open with normal hours.
All activities continue as normal on the square.
Valet is located in front of Brio, accessible from Sapodilla Avenue to Hibiscus Street.
Current valet locations at the Gardenia parking garage, The Regional & Anushka/Ruth’s Chris are available as normal.
All four parking garages are accessible as normal with pay-on-foot machines in Hibiscus, Gardenia and Sapodilla garages
Parking in the garages continues to be complimentary for the first 80 minutes as normal.
Skybike stands are temporarily located in front of Revolutions.
New District Approach
We are pioneering a new approach to creating interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, examining the intersection between our consumers, tastemakers, West Palm and our district’s physical environment to create experiences that are unique to our neighborhood.
It is vital that whatever we do is authentic to West Palm, whether working with the best in local artists, chefs, creatives, entrepreneurs and fitness enthusiasts to encouraging national brands to find a unique West Palm expression of their distinct proposition.
What the community is saying…
Director, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority
“What I’m excited about Related’s plans for CityPlace is that there’s this very strong partnership between the private and the public sector. Downtown [West Palm Beach] has evolved as CityPlace has evolved. It’s always about driving things forward, and having a partner like Related making such a significant investment with creative change is going to plug right into the bigger picture.”
John L. Parkinson
Area General Manager, Hilton
“CityPlace changed the landscape of West Palm Beach 18 years ago, and Related is doubling down on their investment to ensure the vitality of this growing city. The reimagined CityPlace will encourage new business travel into our destination further enhancing our ability to to attract national conventions and drive economic impact to our city center.”
President and CEO for Discover The Palm Beaches, the tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County
“We’re building a reputation for The Palm Beaches as the premier destination to host meetings and conventions. CityPlace’s expansion will help to enhance the destination’s ‘Convention Campus’ appeal, by creating a more walkable epicenter to explore arts and culture, genuine neighborhood experiences and the ability enjoy the region’s tropical allure – all within walking distance of the Palm Beach County Convention Center and headquarter hotel. This development has the potential to serve as an important component to meeting planners when planning events here, with positive impacts on the area’s businesses and local economy.”