The New Clematis Streetscape

Beginning this June, the city will start a design project focused on making Clematis Street a more pedestrian-friendly destination.

Clematis Street is getting a facelift. Regarded as downtown West Palm Beach’s main thoroughfare, Clematis is home to dozens of businesses and restaurants. Beginning in June, the city will start to implement a Clematis Streetscape design project that will bring changes to the 300 block of Clematis aimed at enhancing safety, walkability, and economic development, among other needs. The redesign—which incorporates feedback from area businesses and residents—will increase space for pedestrians by 18 percent. These improvements include adding more trees for shade and extending sidewalks from 9 to 12 feet. The city expects to complete construction by October, and will then schedule improvements for additional blocks.

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