It’s out with the old and in with the new! According to a press release from Related Companies, CityPlace in West Palm Beach is transforming from a retail and entertainment center to a vibrant community called, “Rosemary Square.” The 72-acre Rosemary Square neighborhood will include green spaces, state of the art commercial offices, residences, retail stores, restaurants, a new hotel, and arts and culture programs.
The $550 million planned investment in downtown West Palm Beach will change the landscape of downtown West Palm Beach. Construction is underway and Rosemary Square is expected to be revealed by the end of the year. You can expect to see a redesigned plaza, new streetscapes, and a water sculpture by Jeppe Hein.
“In the 20 years since we developed CityPlace, we’ve witnessed both incredible growth in West Palm Beach and a global renaissance of dynamic urban neighborhoods. We’re thrilled to continue our legacy transforming CityPlace to a place in the city that simply cannot be missed on any trip to South Florida,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, President and CEO of Related Urban, the mixed-use division of Related Companies. “Our plans for Rosemary Square reflect the way people live, work and travel, and fulfill the desire to spend time in places with shopping, dining, and cultural experiences all within a short walk.”
Soon to be renamed Rosemary SquareLearn more at http://cityplace.com/rosemarysquare
Rosemary Square will bring new shops and restaurants to downtown West Palm Beach.
A few of the announced new tenants include:
- True Food Kitchen: a 6,000 square foot, award-winning restaurant specializing in health-minded and seasonally-inspired fare by Dr. Andrew Weil
- 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
- Barrio Sangria Bar: a lively sangria and tapas concept by Big Time Restaurant Group
- Tacos & Hip Hop: a food and music concept by Ricky Perez of local taqueria Zipitios, in collaboration with local DJ Steve Pershad
- Sur La Table: a retail and cooking school that will debut in the winter of 2019
“Our vision for Downtown West Palm Beach is to create a sense of place with energy and culture that extends well beyond the boundaries of Rosemary Square. It will be a model for sustainable urban cities, putting pedestrians and alternative transportation at the forefront, and a continued economic engine, welcoming new businesses, but most importantly, it will be a community that seamlessly connects the fabric of the area for residents and families across Florida,” said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman of Related Companies.
You can already see some of the beginnings of the Rosemary Square project on the new “Main Street” between Okeechobee Boulevard and Hibiscus Street. The outdoor area was designed specifically for pedestrians and includes newly planted trees, landscaping, and curbless sidewalks. This summer, a 300,000 square-foot office building called “360 Rosemary” will break ground, creating 6 million square feet of office space.
“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.”