Lake Worth’s key department gets whole new look

The Lake Worth Publix on North Dixie Highway opened in 2011.

LAKE WORTH — The city’s Community Sustainability Department is scheduled to host an open house Friday to showcase the final results of a nine-month revamp.

The overhaul, the city said, was part of an ongoing customer service initiative designed to improve staff efficiency, productivity effectiveness and boost morale.

The department develops and oversees the implementation of programs that impact the city’s physical, historic, and sustainable character and quality of life such as the Art Deco-style Publix that opened on North Dixie Highway in 2011. The department includes building, code compliance and economic development.

The city added 1,400-square-feet of office space and storage area. The project also included a complete renovation of all existing spaces and new office systems furniture.Total budget was about $250,000, inclduing furniture, filing systems and the additional space, William Waters, the city’s community sustainability directo, told The Palm Beach Post in an email.

“The additional space will afford room for all files and documents associated with the department to be in one location” Waters wrote. “The…entire building division can work in one collaborative space.”

When the department first moved to the 2,500-square-foot site in 2009, it had 18 workers, Waters said.

It now has 35.

The open house is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1900 Second Avenue North.


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