Our Town

Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc. (aka Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)

Miami, Florida

$100,000

2014

<p>The NEA grant will support the activation of the master plan for New Town Square surrounding the Adrienne Arsht Center. The two-year planning project will include hiring place-based planning consultants U3 ventures to work with the Center, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools to address the creation of public spaces, design of multi-use public structures, and other infrastructure critical to establishing places around the center that can be used by and engage the arts. Potential sites for the park and/or new facilities, which are currently owned by the county and school system, will be planned to balance parking needs, street-level retail, a theater, and/or arts education programming uses. This project is the second phase of the initiative that builds on the master neighborhood plan by architect Cesar Pelli. The greater Miami-Dade population is 2.5 million, and the center has over 300,000 visitors a year.</p>