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Kravis Center Breaks Ground on $50M Expansion Project

The project, dubbed Kravis 2020: The Future is Now, will increase the size of the lobby, create a pedestrian-friendly plaza opening onto Okeechobee Boulevard, build a new valet parking garage, add an access ramp to the existing garage and improve traffic flow.

Kravis Center officials, representatives of the companies involved in its $50 million upgrade and other dignitaries gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday in West Palm Beach. The project, dubbed Kravis 2020: The Future is Now, will increase the size of the lobby, create a pedestrian-friendly plaza opening onto Okeechobee Boulevard, build a new valet parking garage, add an access ramp to the existing garage and improve traffic flow.

Kravis Center Groundbreaking
Wielding shovels are, from left to right, James Mitchell, chief operating officer and owner’s representative for the project; Judith Mitchell, CEO; Brian LaMotte, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of WGI; Dennis Gallagher, general manager of The Weitz Co.; John Kessler, Kravis 2020 chairman; Michael Bracci, board chairman; Alexander Dreyfoos, founding board chairman; Bill Hanser, managing principal of Leo A. Daly; William Meyer, chairman of the operations committee overseeing the project; Jane Mitchell, board vice chairman; West Palm Beach City Commissioner Keith James, and Dennis Grady, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Photo by CAPEHART

The Weitz Company is the project’s general contractor. Leo A. Daly is the architecture, engineering, planning and program management firm. WGI is responsible for the infrastructure design. Work is scheduled to be completed by February 2020.

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