AIA Palm Beach is one of a number of organizations to recognize Clemente’s dedicated efforts and effectiveness in putting a revitalized Downtown West Palm Beach on the map. Smart Growth America named Clematis Street as “Street of the Week” for its variety of local businesses, beautiful waterfront and public plaza, as well as its dining, shopping and entertainment options. In addition, Downtown West Palm Beach was voted the “#1 Hot Spot” for Entrepreneurs in by Harvard University Economics Professors Edward L. Glaeser & William R. Kerr. It also was recognized by the Miami Herald with a “Best Block Award.”
“It’s an honor to be selected for this prestigious award,” said Clemente. “This is a team effort, and our team being recognized again for building a world-class Downtown is great news.”
The 2013 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award will be presented to Clemente at the AIA Florida Annual Conference held in Lake Worth at the Lake Worth Casino Ballroom on Nov. 15. For more information, please call 561-832-8223 or visit www.aiapalmbeach.org.
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.