The development of Miramar’s first Cultural Center – Arts Park has resulted in a significant contribution to the cultural development of southwest Broward County by allowing the City to celebrate its rich cultural diversity through a variety of programs and activities.
This project borders the new City Hall facility and the Civic Plaza. It encompasses 46,000 square feet, which includes an 800 seat theatre, art gallery, multi-purpose rooms, banquet hall, botanical garden, recital/rehearsal spaces, classrooms, meeting rooms, full-service kitchen, and administrative offices.
In November 2004, the City Commission awarded the design contract for this project to the partnership of Cartaya and Associates/Spillis Candela DMJM. In January 2005, the City Commission selected Kaufman-Lynn as the construction manager at risk. The project received City Commission site plan approval in November 2005. Construction kicked-off in May 2007 and completion was accomplished in December 2008.
In 2002, the City received a $2.1 million grant from Broward County to assist with funding for the project and associated Arts Park. Broward County commissioned international artist Alison Sky to design the public art water feature for the project known as Vanishing View. The City is also the recipient of a State of Florida $500,000 Cultural Facilities Grant.