From CityPlace to Rosemary Square

A five-year, $550 million planned investment will transform CityPlace from a retail and entertainment center to a vibrant community and destination known as Rosemary Square.

The 72-acre Rosemary Square neighborhood will offer an array of amenities including expanded programmable public green spaces; state-of-the-art Class A commercial office; modern residences; diverse, experiential retail and culinary offerings; a new hotel; and robust arts and culture programs—culminating in an exceptional new district to live, work and visit in South Florida.

Read the full press release here.

Public Space Renovations

In 2019, new inviting green spaces and outdoor public venues will be added throughout the neighborhood.

On April 6, the new ‘Main Street’ of the neighborhood debuted on Rosemary Avenue between Okeechobee Boulevard and Hibiscus Street featuring wider curbless sidewalks and lush landscaping that will become the hallmark of the neighborhood. Designed as a pedestrian oasis, dozens of newly planted trees create shaded spots to rejuvenate, relax and recharge. Later this year, the stretch from Hibiscus to Fern Streets along Rosemary Avenue will also be revitalized, completing the half-mile connection to the rest of downtown. Serving the growing number of workers, residents and visitors to Rosemary Square, two trolley stops, convenient ride share locations, bike racks for 54 bicycles, and a seamless parking garage experience via Park Mobile and Park Assist enhance accessibility in Downtown West Palm. Hibiscus Street valet will also allow for an increased flow of vehicle traffic.

Retail & Restaurants Coming to Rosemary Square

Rosemary Square welcomes an array of new dining and shopping offerings.

Building on the success of experiential retail concepts that have quickly become sought-after destinations in the neighborhood such as the 80,000 square foot RH West Palm: The Gallery, Casper, and Capital One Café, new restaurants, pop up concepts and retail will open beginning in 2019. Additional technology-driven retail experiences are expected to join Rosemary Square in the coming years.

Sur La Table will unveil a retail and cooking school in the winter of 2019

6,000 square foot, award-winning True Food Kitchen specializing in health-minded and seasonally-inspired fare by Dr. Andrew Weil

Tacos & Hip Hop, the beloved food and music concept by Ricky Perez of local taqueria Zipitios, in collaboration with local DJ Steve Pershad

High Dive, a hip seafood spot featuring locally-sourced fish and produce from Jeremy Bearman, former executive chef of Michelin-starred Rouge Tomate and wife, Cindy Bearman, former Pastry Chef of Jean George’s ABC Kitchen.

New location will be unveiled for The Shack by Field of Greens, the popular, health-conscious grab-and-go that first debuted on the square in 2017

Barrio Sangria Bar, a lively sangria and tapas concept by Big Time Restaurant Group

Public artwork coming to Rosemary Square

Water Pavilion West Palm

Local and international artists will be showcased at Rosemary Square, home to large-scale and interactive design installations.

Rosemary Square will unveil the lyrical and engaging Water Pavilion West Palm, created by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. Both children and adults alike will be invited to interact with the playfully ephemeral piece which Hein refers to as a “social sculpture”, allowing viewers to walk in and out of “rooms” created by the vertical columns of water. It is Hein’s first permanent installation in Florida.

This installation complements Rosemary Square’s existing 2,000+ feet of large-scale murals on display around the neighborhood by world-renowned and local artists Frankie Cihi, RETNA, Rico Gatson, Michael Craig-Martin and Greg Astro. These installations follow a successful cultural renaissance in Downtown West Palm including the creation of Culture Lab, home to the recent international tour of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. The historic Harriet Himmel Theatre, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center and Norton Museum are all within walking distance.

new office space coming to Rosemary Square

360 Rosemary

This summer, Related breaks ground on 360 Rosemary, a 300,000 square foot class A, LEED Gold office building, adding to West Palm’s booming six million square feet of office space, solidifying the city as the new center of commerce in South Florida, and creating in 1200 additional jobs. Over the next five years, Rosemary Square will also add a 21-story LEED Gold mixed-use tower to include state-of-the-art luxury residences and commercial space, as well as a second hotel adjacent to the Hilton West Palm Beach. These new residential and hospitality offerings, together with Rosemary Square’s shopping, dining and cultural experiences, will support and enhance the entire West Palm community, which has seen a 20 percent employment growth over the last seven years.

Partners

Urban design leader Gehl, renowned architect David Manfredi, landscaper Matt Hadden and sustainability consultants Spinnaker Group contributed to the architecture and green spaces.

“We’re completely changing the DNA of what was formally CityPlace,” said Gopal Rajegowda, Senior Vice President of Related Companies. “Working closely with a world-class team of architects, designers and artists, we’ve envisioned spaces that foster connections and create a whole new paradigm in West Palm.”

Press Coverage

West Palm Beach’s Top 5 Stories of 2018, and a Look to 2019 – by Tony Doris, December 28, 2018

CityPlace is about to get a major makeover – by Tony Doris, September 8, 2018

Plans bode well for a more vibrant, livable downtown WPB – editorial, April 24, 2018

All the Exciting Redesigns Coming to the Palm Beaches this Year by Christie Galeano-DeMott, January 2019

CityPlace to undergo major renovations – by Vincent Crivelli, April 24, 2018

Real estate revival in WPB – by Maritza Cosano, June 4, 2018

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