Riviera Beach Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods within the Community Redevelopment Area, is surrounded by 5,000 jobs yet suffers from high unemployment and other destabilizing factors. The Planning process to develop a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan adopted a quilt theme to symbolize the need to integrate the Neighborhood’s economic vitality with the Port of Palm Beach, State, County and City governments for the benefit of this neighborhood. These individual economic development patches, when stitched together, will blanket the neighborhood to create a safe, beautiful, family-friendly, walk-able community where residents, businesses and the neighborhood flourish. Many thanks to the residents that came to the community meetings, pictured in the gallery above along with some of the conceptual renderings for the neighborhood.
The Riviera Beach CDC was catalyzed by the CRA as the community development service delivery mechanism and the first neighborhood the CDC has begun work in is the Riviera Beach Heights Neighborhood. (CDC Webpage Riviera Beach CDC).