City of West Palm Beach holds groundbreaking for Coleman Park Renaissance

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The City of West Palm Beach held a groundbreaking to launch construction at the Coleman Park Renaissance development this month.

Located two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, the $19.5 million development includes 43 affordable homes that 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 Keith James in his opening remarks to the ceremony.

Working in partnership with the city, the developer will transform 11 vacant lots 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. The mixed-use development will also include affordable commercial space for minority-owned businesses.

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