Rick Gonzalez is Loving City Life and Walking Away from a Car-Centric Society
Historian and architect Rick Gonzalez has worked and played in Downtown West Palm Beach for over thirty years, but it was only a year ago when he packed up his stuff and left his suburban life behind. This downtown man now wants everybody to follow him and leave their cars behind.
“Don’t be afraid of Downtown West Palm Beach. Sell your house, leave the suburbs, come to the city,” says Rick Gonzalez, president of REG Architects on 300 Clematis Street. “There’s a lot of room, we still have a lot of empty parking lots and green spaces.”
Enamored with this striving city, Gonzalez’ energy and fervor is contagious—enough to make you get up and go. To his credit, you can feel this change already happening in our city, especially on the weekends when droves of people from all walks of life and ages head to the Green Market—where pedestrians rule. And with the much anticipated Brightline [new fast train], Gonzalez thinks this city is going to hit a new level. He says, “It’s not going to be car-centric; it’s going to be people-centric.” Read more>>Follow me in social media: