Pineapple Grove Debuts New Entrance

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A lighted arch was installed at the south end of Pineapple Grove Way at Atlantic Avenue in 1997 to provide a sense of arrival to Delray’s unique Arts District. To complete the experience and provide a sense of place at the north end of the Pineapple Grove Arts District, the CRA funded the construction of an entrance feature at the intersection of NE 4th Street and Pineapple Grove Way. Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects with input from the community, the entrance feature welcomes visitors to the Arts District with its vibrant colors and sophisticated use of light, textures, and materials while respecting the adjacent residential Cannery Row development. The entrance feature also incorporates a paver brick plaza, landscaping and irrigation, signage wall, and an iconic pineapple sculpture. Construction of the feature commenced in February 2015 and was recently completed in July 2015. The CRA contributed $145,312.56 towards the design and construction of the feature. Ironwood Properties, the developer of the adjacent Cannery Row development, paid for the installation of the landscaping and irrigation system. Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 14, 2015, 6 pm, during Grove Week, a weeklong celebration of the Arts highlighting Pineapple Grove & Artists Alley (October 13-17).