Quadrille Linear Park Will Be West Palm Beach's Version of New York City's High Line
Construction begins for the West Palm Beach station for Brightline, which is near a proposed linear park.
Courtesy of Aaron Wormus
Aaron Wormus is the chief technology officer of HedgeCo Vest, a hedge-fund company located on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Every day on his way to work,
“It’s a long pathway and the perfect canvas for art, dance, music, a place to walk your dogs,”
But last year,
He turned in the application for Quadrille Linear Park in October. Last week, the Knight Foundation announced it was one of four finalists for Palm Beach among 150 applications nationwide. There were more than 4,000 submissions.
“I was very surprised when I found out,”
Quadrille Linear Park, as imagined, would be 17 feet wide and a half-mile long, stretching from Okeechobee Road to Banyan Boulevard. The idea hinges on community involvement.
“As Floridians increasingly migrate toward the urban core, public
By January 31,
“Cool art must be a part of the pathway,”
Other Knight Foundation finalists in Palm Beach include ideas for transforming Lake Worth’s intersections with more art and light, a design for better pedestrian rights-of-way in West Palm Beach, and a new cultural hub around a former jazz club in northwest Palm Beach.
Winners will be announced this spring. The Knight Foundation will decide how to divide among winners the $5 million available in this cycle.
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