The downtown alleyway revitalization project “C’Est la Via” is tomorrow, 4/12

Join the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning, the WPB Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Neighborhood Association, and many other contributors to this reimagining of a downtown alleyway. It’s the 300 block of alleyway, between Clematis and Datura streets.

Very excited to be collaborating with this group of doers on this project and excited for more to come! As if that’s not enough reason to come downtown, the epic WPB HAPPY video is being filmed, the Greenmarket is going on, and it’s Library on the Lawn. Whew!

See you tomorrow!

Park(ing) Day is happening on the 200 block of Clematis Street today, til 5 pm!

Park(ing) Day makes better use of our public space, transforming parking spaces into temporary “parklets” to be enjoyed by the community. ¬†FAU’s school of Urban and Regional Planning and the DDA collaborate on this wonderful event, which is a worldwide phenomenon. Follow the action on Twitter with hashtag #parkingday.

Parklets would make a great addition on Clematis Street and Datura, where lots of foot traffic, outdoor cafe seating, and narrow sidewalks can add up to make the sidewalks impassable or just too constricted feeling in certain places (in front of Duffy’s and Rocco’s springs to mind). Having lots of activity on the street is a good problem to have, and parklets are a great way to extend the public space and build an even stronger sense of unique place in downtown WPB.

Read more about the project in the promotional flyers, below.

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Rocco’s Taco’s is looking good!
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The view from Design Within Reach
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Details on WPB Park(ing) Day