Watch This Space: Life Coming To Downtown Dead Spot With ‘Magic Garden’
Palm Beach Post
May 9, 2018
By Tony Doris
A dusty downtown lot will come to life this summer with greenery.
The Downtown Development Authority and CityPlace owners Related Cos., are collaborating with Palm Beach Farm Yards to turn the southwest corner of Rosemary Avenue and Evernia Street into “Magic Garden.”
The saying that developers name places for whatever scenic thing they killed to build there applies to our downtown, with streets named Hibiscus, Fern, Gardenia and Clematis, to name a few. But word is, the new garden, next to Publix, will host a few of those and edibles.
Given its central location, the 26,000-square-foot lot has the look of a future development site but for now Palm Beach Farmyards will fill it with greenery, as part of Related’s overall rethinking of CityPlace and its environs. The urban farmers say their goal is to create organic gardens that produce fruits, vegetables and herbs while protecting the environment.
Precise plans for the site have yet to be released. So far, only the site of partly buried irrigation hoses hint at what’s to come, so denizens of downtown can watch it sprout as days go by.
A spokeswoman for Related says the project will unite “elements of community, sustainability, social consciousness, education” and so on. Plus, there’ll be plants instead of dust.