A City's Tale Of Renewal -- And The Trade-offs

When West Palm Beach opened CityPlace, another urban project languished.
February 12, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"CityPlace rose from 72 acres of burned-out drug houses and crime-ridden slums to become a cross between an outdoor mall and an old-style Main Street.... but urban revitalization efforts often are akin to putting a fitted sheet on a bed, tucking one corner down perfectly only to see another corner pop out. As CityPlace flourishes, the historic Clematis district that was once the linchpin of downtown West Palm Beach founders."

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Published on Thursday, February 12, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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