Press Releases

WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OFFERS FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS ON COVID-19 CLEANING PROTOCOLS

July 10, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 10, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is working to keep Downtown businesses and patrons safe during the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting free, online COVID-19 cleaning workshops. The one-hour workshops will be offered on Zoom to businesses Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 at 9 a.m.»


WEST PALM BEACH DDA MANAGER OF URBAN PLACEMAKING SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

June 4, 2020

International Downtown Association’s 2020 Emerging Leaders Fellows to learn essential leadership and place management skills WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 4, 2020) – Sherryl Muriente, Manager of Urban Placemaking for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), has been named one of 30 urban champions from around the globe for the International Downtown Association’s»


DOWNTOWN STREETS SHIFT TO PEDESTRIAN USE FOR NEW “DINING ON THE SPOT” INITIATIVE

May 16, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May  16, 2020) – With restaurants limited to utilizing a percentage of their interior capacity under the State-mandated Phase 1 re-opening plan that requires important physical distancing, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of West Palm Beach just announced»


WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY APPROVES $150,000 TO CITY’S RECOVERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

April 23, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 23, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board unanimously approved an additional $100,000 in funding to the City of West Palm Beach’s Recovery Assistance Program at the organization’s monthly board meeting on April 21, 2020. The DDA had previously donated $50,000 to the program, which provides micro-loans»


WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BRINGING THE SPIRIT OF DOWNTOWN TO PEOPLE’S HOMES THROUGH VIRTUAL EVENTS

April 10, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2020) – While the team at the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is busy providing a wide array of assistance for its constituents, as businesses, landlords, residents and essential workers adapt to manage in the COVID-19 context, the DDA staff wants to offer ways for the community to»


WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DIRECTS $20,000 TO THOSE IN NEED

March 31, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board unanimously approved a $20,000 donation to help the newly-formed nonprofit, Hospitality Helping Hands (H3), launch its second location at Hullabaloo at 517 Clematis St.  H3 was founded by restaurant group owner Rodney Mayo and his partners in Subculture»


Weekly Block Parties On The 500 Block Of Clematis Street Promote Connectivity And Growth

March 2, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March 2, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of West Palm Beach and Moonfest have come together to make every weekend fun for the whole family by hosting weekly block parties on the 500 block of Clematis Street between Quadrille Boulevard and Rosemary Avenue now through»


Grand Opening Announced For Thoroughfare, A New Pop-Up Of Local Vendors In Downtown West Palm Beach

February 21, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 21, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of West Palm Beach and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have teamed up to bring new life to Clematis Street with a pop-up, innovative market and retail hub that introduces “Thoroughfare” to Downtown West Palm»


Illuminated, Musical Seesaw Playground Comes To Downtown West Palm Beach

February 10, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2020) – Visitors to Downtown West Palm Beach will soon have the opportunity to create their own one-of-a-kind sound and light show at a new, temporary interactive art installation called Impulse. Consisting of 12 seesaws that project light and sound as they are in motion, the public will be able»


Local Disaster Relief Nonprofit Ships Fire Engine To The Bahamas

February 7, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 7, 2020) – A generous donation from the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is helping fund the latest supplies to victims impacted from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas from West Palm Beach-based Eagles’ Wings Foundation (EWF). EWF currently has a Vietnam-era landing craft docked at the Port of Palm»


Floating Art Installation Showcases Florida’s Rich Steamboat History

January 16, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 16, 2020) – – A unique public art installation from award-winning artist Sofia Valiente is open in Downtown West Palm Beach just west of the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  Foreverglades, is a remarkable photography exhibit focused on life in The Glades housed in a replica of a 1920’s steamboat»


New Ways To Celebrate The Holidays In Downtown West Palm Beach

December 18, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 18, 2019) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is spreading holiday joy throughout Downtown West Palm Beach with several events and displays the last weekend before Christmas. In addition to their Gingerbread Man promotion and new holiday lights, the DDA will also host a free event called Saturday»


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