Public Art for the New Developments

One of the major efforts of the Art in Public Places Master Plan is to develop guidelines for the integration of public art with the condos and office buildings.  Any new development that spends more that $500,000 on direct construction costs must spend 1% of the construction costs on public art.  If the owner does not wish public art, then the owner can contribute the 1% to the Art in Public Places fund.  From this fund, the City’s Art in Public Places Committee will select art projects throughout the city.

Here are some the very large projects that may include public art in the next few years.  At this time, the owners have not told the City if they are planning public art or paying the in lieu of fee to the Art in Public Places fund.

NOTE:  THE IMAGES ARE JUST PROPOSALS.  NONE OF THESE HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITY.

Currie-Concept-Image-web
Currie Park Developments
"Tent Site" on Okeechobee Downtown
“Tent Site” on Okeechobee Downtown
Office Tower Downtown at Railroad
Office Tower Downtown at Railroad
Transit Village at Tri Rail Train Staion
Transit Village at Tri Rail Train Staion

Even the Norton Museum of Art will be required to provide outdoor public art that can be seen from the street.

New entrance to the Norton Museum
New entrance to the Norton Museum

In the Norton image notice that sun will reflect the water pattern from the pool onto the roof and walls.    To learn more, read the interview with architect Sir Norman Foster that he gave in Miami in December 2014.

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