Petition to Save Our Downtown WPB Waterfront

THANK YOU for standing up as a unified neighborhood and making your voice heard! 

5,000 signatures

The City of West Palm Beach is proceeding with plans to develop a new, additional marina on the Downtown Waterfront, located between Palm Harbor Marina and the South Cove Islands near to Okeechobee/Royal Park Bridge (from roughly the Clematis Street to Fern Street). The proposed marina, for 84 boat slips for yachts up to 150 ft, would encompass the current public docks and require a marina office building as well as a loading/valet area, most likely located in part of the current linear park along the waterfront. 

In a "special" City Commission meeting on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:00am, Proposers were invited to present their vision for the development of a marina on the Downtown Waterfront. The Commission voted 5-1 to move forward with the development of the Project and selected the original applicant, City Harbor LLC, as the first choice. No public comment was allowed at this meeting.

This proposed marina development would significantly impact the ambience, character and functionality of our Downtown Waterfront Park, which is considered by many to be the most important amenity for downtown residents and visitors alike. We believe the City of West Palm Beach should never negotiate commercial developments in any public park or space, which was set aside for general public enjoyment, without prior broad public support.

We petition the City of West Palm Beach to cease negotiations for a commercial marina development on the Downtown Waterfront. The City must always ensure broad public support BEFORE negotiating commercial developments on the Downtown Waterfront park, or any other public park. 

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