If you have spent any time at CityPlace lately, you may have seen some construction. We are currently working hard to make the space more accessible and enjoyable for all our visitors. Learn more about the construction happening in CityPlace below as well as other changes we are making to improve your experience with us.
Working to Make CityPlace Better for You
Construction at CityPlace is happening in two different phases. The first phase started in November 2018, and we are projecting completion in the spring of 2019. This phase of construction is centered on and around Rosemary Avenue and includes a relocated valet, new bike racks, parking garage improvements, new trolley stops, added outdoor lighting, and new seating areas.
Phase two of the construction will start in the summer of 2019. This phase will focus on expanding green areas and outdoor dining venues. Additionally, there will be new public spaces in the Upper Entertainment Plaza and an AMC theater renovation to add recliner seats.
These construction changes are all about improving accessibility and creating more welcoming spaces for you in downtown West Palm Beach. However, we are going to do more than just change the physical space.
What You Can Expect from the New and Improved CityPlace
CityPlace is experiencing some physical changes, but we are also working to create an even more authentic West Palm Beach experience by providing you with more spaces, events, and experiences that are truly meaningful to you. Check out some of the changes and upgrades that we are making below.
- Spaces Created with You in Mind – CityPlace is currently undergoing construction to bring you more spaces that are user-friendly, and community focused. These physical space changes seek to give you more of what you need. For example, we will be adding more pick-up and drop-off locations for greater accessibility, improvements to the parking garages to make your life easier, bike racks, and improved outdoor lighting on wider sidewalks. While these changes will add convenience to your life when you are navigating downtown West Palm Beach, not everything is all about accessibility. Some of the changes we are making are solely for your enjoyment such as added landscaping and outdoor seating to give you a place to take your time and enjoy the city around you.
- Embracing Art and Culture from South Florida and Beyond – Since art and culture is a big part of South Florida, we are working to make it a significant part of CityPlace as well. Through the ongoing construction, we are adding more art features to our collection to celebrate the art and culture of this area and many other talented artists from around the world. Currently, you can see our dedication to the arts through existing places such as Culture Lab and the Armory Art Center Experience which allow you to experience art for yourself. Another great example of our emphasis on art is The Satellite pop-up art gallery and the Art & Design Lecture Series they are hosting. In fact, CityPlace just recently became the host of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. This traveling exhibit brings the TV show to life with sets, costumes, and history from the time period of the shows setting and came directly from New York to West Palm Beach on its second stop because of our priority to art and culture.
- Making Health and Wellness Accessible – The changes to CityPlace are going to be more than just physical construction. We are also making changes to our activities and events to better represent what you are looking for in leisure and entertainment. For example, we know that health and wellness are important to you, so we want to make it a more significant part of our community and make it more accessible. We do that with different events like Wellness Wednesdays that are free and open to the public and by hosting District Fit, which is a multi-day health and wellness event coming your way in March. We even plan to make healthy eating more accessible by bringing in True Food Kitchen. Opening in CityPlace this fall, True Food Kitchen is an award-winning restaurant that is focused in on health-conscious eating.
The new and improved CityPlace will be more accessible with new ways to enjoy art, entertainment, and food and we look forward to working with you to create a truly unforgettable destination in downtown West Palm Beach. Click here to learn more.