Miami’s Town Square
Since opening in 2006, the Adrienne Arsht Center has stretched beyond the traditional role of a performing arts center and emerged as a leader in the thoughtful development of its rapidly-changing, once-blighted neighborhood.
- LEADERSHIP: A non-profit development corporation – Town Square Neighborhood Development Corp. – has been formed to represent and advocate for the interests of downtown’s Miami’s large cultural institutions and the diverse communities impacted by this neighborhood.
- MASTER PLAN: With 2011 grant support from ArtPlace, the Center commissioned and completed a Master Plan, developed by the Center’s original architect, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with input from community stakeholders. This vision for the neighborhood embraces the pioneering zoning rules of Miami 21 and calls for organized public green spaces, connectivity with nearby communities, balanced local density, dynamic mixed-use buildings and enhancement of existing landmarks.
- OFFICE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT: With a 2013 grant from ArtPlace, the Arsht Center became one of the first major performing arts centers in the country to create its own Office of Neighborhood Development. The OND will work to accelerate and sustain the creative evolution of the area, ensuring its emerging sense of place as a neighborhood that engages and surprises its community.