February 9, 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)
City of West Palm Beach Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for Coleman Park Renaissance
Palm Beach County Commissioner Marci Woodward, Terri Murray, Neighborhood Renaissance Executive Director, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James,
and Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss.
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) – The City of West Palm Beach celebrated the groundbreaking of the Coleman Park Renaissance development. Mayor Keith A. James, City Commissioners, City Administrator Faye Johnson, the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss, Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker, Florida Housing Finance Corp, Palm Beach County, Raymond James Affordable Housing Investments, Inc, Wells Fargo, Community Foundation of Palm Beach & Martin County, and Coleman Park Residents broke ground yesterday afternoon to commemorate the start of the construction.
Located two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, the Coleman Park Renaissance development is a $19.5 million investment comprised of 43 one-, two-, and three-bedrooms apartments. These units will serve residents whose incomes range between 22% – 70% of the area median income, with rents ranging from $289 – $1,545 per month. These affordable homes will be affirmatively marketed to existing Coleman Park Residents and will provide quality housing for the City’s workforce, including teachers, nurses, municipal employees, home health care providers, and individuals on a fixed income.
“As mayor, one of the main issues that keep me up at night is ensuring that the economic boom and prosperity that our City has seen these past few years reach all of our residents, regardless of their ZIP code,” said Mayor James in his opening remarks to the ceremony.
West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James is joined by City Commission President Christy Fox, City Commissioner Cathleen Ward, Palm Beach County officials and members of Neighborhood Renaissance at the groundbreaking.
Working in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach, Neighborhood Renaissance began land assemblage in 2019. This partnership will transform 11 vacant lots that are currently plagued by loitering and illegal dumping into five well-designed and attractive three-story garden-style buildings that will breathe new life into the North Tamarind Ave. commercial corridor, adding value to the area. The mixed-use development will also include affordable commercial space for minority-owned businesses.
For more information about this development, or other initiatives through the City’s Housing and Community Development (HCD), please visit www.wpb.org/hcd or call (561) 822-1250 (TTY: 800-955-8771).
Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3200/772?npage=2