August 1, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
(561) 822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)
The City of West Palm Beach to Host Ribbon Cutting Event for New Affordable/Workforce Housing, Flagler Station
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The City of West Palm Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce the ribbon-cutting event for Flagler Station, the City’s newest affordable/workforce housing development. The event will mark the official opening of this mixed-use housing project, strategically located at the gateway to the City’s Downtown and Historic Northwest sectors. The design of Flagler Station not only activates the public realm but also incorporates a pedestrian-oriented layout, paying homage to the historical architectural vernacular of the area.
Flagler Station’s included linear park pays homage to the vast railroad network referenced in its name through an outdoor public art display. An included “micro-mobility” station provides a storage area for bicycles, scooters, and other methods of alternative transportation. This feature is in line with the City’s mobility plan to make West Palm Beach a more “commuter-friendly” city and will also support residents’ transportation to and from work.
The City’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) played a vital role in making Flagler Station a reality by contributing $75,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds toward the project. Additionally, Palm Beach County generously contributed an additional $550,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, solidifying the collaborative efforts of both the public and private sectors.
“Flagler Station is an example of the great work that can be achieved when both the public and private sectors work together for the good of our community,” stated West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “Providing affordable living options to our growing West Palm Beach population continues to be a top priority, and we look forward to launching this new community.”
The ribbon cutting event for Flagler Station will take place on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the development’s location, 991 Banyan Blvd. The ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Keith A. James, representatives from the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and other key stakeholders. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the community, witness its unique design elements, and celebrate the achievement of providing quality affordable/workforce housing for the residents of West Palm Beach.
To learn more about the City’s HCD and what options are available to qualifying residents, please visit www.wpb.org/hcd or call (561) 822-1250 (TTY: 800-955-8771).
About the City of West Palm Beach:
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic City located on the Atlantic coast of Florida. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central City of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3484/772