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West Palm Beach's Warehouse District
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:55:00 AM »
Another lesson for the Landing and Lot J.....



A collection of aging nondescript warehouses that once served as the terminus for fruit and vegetable barges arriving from the Everglades to access West Palm Beach’s Municipal Market, now make up one of the city’s hottest destinations.

Full article: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/west-palm-beachs-warehouse-district/
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Re: West Palm Beach's Warehouse District
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 10:15:26 AM »
Nice article Lake! You're welcome for the tip  ;)

I live in the WPB area now and visit Grandview here and there. It's close to a lot of WPB's historic neighborhoods and not too far from DT, though it is somewhat cut off from both. Something similar in Downtown/Riverside/Springfield would do very well, and shouldn't be too hard to get funding/investors on. Jax has some unbelievable spaces for something like this. Off the top of my head, The EH Thompson/Claude Nolan building would be absolutely incredible with the possibility to have outdoor events in the park and also make Orange Street pedestrian only.

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Re: West Palm Beach's Warehouse District
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 12:17:11 PM »
Thank you Sir! It was a great tip. That space makes me really wonder about the amount of public money being invested into a redevelopment playbook right out of the 1990s (Cordish/Lot J, this potential Hard Rock thing, new convention center, tearing down the Landing, etc.). This collection of buildings revamped for these uses are equivalent to our old Greyhound bus terminal and would have been torn down years ago to make way for more expensive dreams. Seems like current trends focus more on local businesses and authenticity moreso than chain-based concepts. That authenticity is happening more in areas like Riverside, Springfield and even the Rail Yard District right now. Despite having the resources, it seems like we're not totally taking advantage of that national trend within the CBD.
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Re: West Palm Beach's Warehouse District
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 01:14:00 PM »
Thank you Sir! It was a great tip. That space makes me really wonder about the amount of public money being invested into a redevelopment playbook right out of the 1990s (Cordish/Lot J, this potential Hard Rock thing, new convention center, tearing down the Landing, etc.). This collection of buildings revamped for these uses are equivalent to our old Greyhound bus terminal and would have been torn down years ago to make way for more expensive dreams. Seems like current trends focus more on local businesses and authenticity moreso than chain-based concepts. That authenticity is happening more in areas like Riverside, Springfield and even the Rail Yard District right now. Despite having the resources, it seems like we're not totally taking advantage of that national trend within the CBD.
 
The Doro district is closest to the WPB spaces, but that's not flashy enough for the city.