Press Releases

DOWNTOWNWPB RECIEVES STATEWIDE RECOGNITION FOR MULTIPLE INITIATIVES

September 16, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 16, 2019) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was the recipient of eight awards from two prestigious statewide competitions  recognizing the organization’s work to advance its mission of creating and sustaining a vibrant and engaged downtown. The DDA took home six first-place wins, including two for its collaboration»


WEST PALM BEACH-BASED EAGLES’ WINGS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES MASSIVE RELIEF EFFORT FOR BAHAMAS

September 4, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 3, 2019) — West Palm Beach-based Eagles’ Wings Foundation (EWF), in a collaboration with West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, has launched an unprecedented large-scale relief effort for The Bahamas following the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian over Labor Day weekend.  EWF has assembled a fleet of 40 planes and pilots, two heavy-lift rescue»


WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HEAD PROVIDES STATE OF DOWNTOWN

August 9, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 9, 2019) – More than 150 residents, investors and business owners packed the The Don & Ann Brown Theatre at Palm Beach Dramaworks Wednesday night to hear the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Executive Director, Raphael Clemente, report on Downtown’s recent successes, new programs and plans for the»


WPB PROFESSIONALS FOLLOW CREATIVE PASSIONS AT FIRST SOLD OUT ASSEMBLAGE EVENT

July 26, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 26, 2019) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosted its first Assemblage event as part of a creativeseries on Wednesday, July 24. Designed to allow locals to share their hidden talents with the community, the series will showcase a different creative element with each event – the»


DOWNTOWNWPB SEEKS NEW PERFORMERS

July 9, 2019

WHAT: The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is looking for local buskers to add fun and vitality to DowntownWPB’s favorite places and spaces. Applications are open to all types of artists, including dancers, improv actors, magicians, mimes, puppeteers and more. WHEN: From now until August 15, 2019 performers can register online by filling out»


DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH CELEBRATES RE-OPENING OF KEY CLEMATIS INTERSECTION

July 1, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (July 1, 2019) – This morning the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and Downtown businesses gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the Olive Avenue and Clematis Street intersection. Dressed accordingly in floral prints , these key»


CITYZEN GARDEN ARCHITECT TO KICK OFF NEW FREE SPEAKER SERIES

May 24, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 24, 2019) — The internationally renowned Finnish architect behind Broadstone’s newly opened CityZen Garden will be the first speaker within the new Emergence series, presented free to the public by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. Marco Casagrande’s talk on Friday, May 31 will kick off the bi-annual masterclass-style»


NEW DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS DEBUT AT PAIRINGS: FOOD & WINE EVENT

May 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2019) — Indulgence is the inspiration this year at the 8th Annual Pairings: Food & Wine Event happening Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Downtown West Palm Beach.  Participants stroll along Clematis Street and side streets to sample mouth-watering chef specialties and favorite dishes from area»


ULI WEST PALM BEACH DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT FORUM SHOWCASES EXTRAORDINARY CITYWIDE GROWTH

May 10, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 10, 2019) –   A collection of some of Florida’s leading commercial and residential real estate developers, architects, and urban planning experts gathered today to speak to a crowd of almost 300 about real estate trends, opportunities and related issues at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) West Palm Beach Development and»


WPB DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OFFERS FREE BICYCLE VALET FOR SUNFEST

May 1, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is encouraging visitors and residents to pedal to SunFest for an easy and environmentally friendly commuting experience. For more than a decade, the DDA has offered a free bicycle valet service for SunFest. Avoid the hassle of finding a»


WEST PALM BEACH CULTURAL COLLECTIVE ELEVATES DOWNTOWN ART EXPERIENCE

April 26, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2019) — West Palm Beach’s thriving Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District) announces the launch of a new platform that will integrate art into the daily downtown experience. Called the West Palm Beach Cultural Collective, a wall on the west side of Duffy’s Sports Grill, on the northeast corner»


EARTH DAY MEANINGFUL IN DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH

April 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 18, 2019) ­– April 22 is Earth Day, designed to keep environmental awareness and regulations top-of-mind. Accordingly, the war on plastic straws is escalating in Downtown West Palm Beach as more of the businesses go greener.  According to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, a handful of companies and organizations are»


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