Pleasant City works to lure art and culture

In its effort to revamp Pleasant City’s reputation into a cultural haven, the Community Redevelopment Agency has launched several programs to encourage artists to find a home in the downtrodden neighborhood, according to the Palm Beach Post.

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The CRA bought eight apartments from the West Palm Beach Housing Authority that it will rent out to artists — perhaps for far less than the $450 per month rent it charges for a three-bedroom home in the area. In exchange for the cheap accommodations, artists will be required to donate some time to the community.

The CRA hopes that the initiative, along with a rebranding campaign for part of the neighborhood the agency has begun calling Lot 23, and the restaurants that dot Northwood Road, the neighborhood will become a cultural hub. [Palm Beach Post]

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