Meet the people who have put this project in motion.
A nonprofit organization of individuals, organizations, corporations and consultants are dedicating their time and talents every day to make this vision a reality. The individuals composing the Board of Directors, Advisors, Founders and consultants all come from diverse backgrounds, yet collectively share the vision and have the experience necessary to lead this exciting project for our great region.
Discover what the Center will offer the community.
This Center will offer a vibrant, functional, flexible and forward-looking home for artists, businesses, students, creative entrepreneurs, and the public overall that is unmatched in the region. It will immediately benefit and upgrade Mizner Park’s 3,500-seat amphitheater and will provide new world-class venues for performances and open-air public space that will attract families, athletes, community groups, tourists, and more. The Center for Arts & Innovation is a Center for us All.
Understand when and how long the project will take.
With the official signing of the 94-year ground lease scheduled for mid-October 2022, the focus will shift to raising the capital and recommencing design and planning efforts. Upon the full raising of the capital and completion of the design, planning, permitting and pre-construction phases, construction will begin, with an estimated 24 to 36-month construction schedule. Although the entire project is projected to break ground simultaneously in 2025 – the City of Boca Raton’s centenary year – the Center will thrive to turn over the newly-improved Amphitheater first with the full Center opening in late 2027, early 2028. What a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the last 100 years as we look ahead to the next 100 with next-century culture infrastructure.
Richard L. Schmidt, Schmidt Family Foundation
Kenneth C. Griffin, Founder & CEO of Citadel
Brookfield Properties, Mizner Park
Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO, Business Development Board, Palm Beach County
Patrick Goddard, President, Brightline Trains, LLC
Carla and Bruce Weiner, PEBB Enterprises
Matt Cimaglia, Founder & CEO, Third Summit
Congressman Ted Deutch, District 22
James and Marta Batmasian, Investments Limited
Edith Stein, Edith and Martin Stein Family Foundation
Alexander S. Rosemurgy, II, CEO, Rosemurgy Properties
See where the new Center will be built.
Located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, this Center will provide a new beacon of iconic cultural infrastructure here along the Gold Coast, filling the gap that has long existed between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The proposed site (590 Plaza Real; Boca Raton, FL 33432) is set at the north end of Mizner Park and includes the existing amphitheater and the raw parcel that is already zoned for cultural usage and has remained undeveloped for over three decades. The proposed Center will finally bring to fruition Mizner Park’s founding promise to serve as Boca Raton’s cultural core, while driving much needed foot traffic through Mizner Park and giving riders of Brightline an exciting reason to stop in Boca.
There are many reasons why this project is important.
This project will:
- Fulfill the original promise to the residents of Boca Raton
- Provide a vibrant home for world-class performances
- Provide an accessible, enjoyable place for our community to gather
- Drive much needed foot traffic through Mizner and Downtown Boca Raton
- Spur economic relief and major impact into the City
- Provide a space for local cultural organizations
- Ensure Boca Raton is seen as a beacon of arts and culture
We sincerely appreciate the support of our Founders, as they have been instrumental in the launch of this project.
Beverly & Joel Altman
James & Marta Batmasian Family Foundation
Drs. Brian & Beth Bernick
The Boca Raton
Heidi Boncher & Joel S. White
Carlos & Cecilia Chinchilla
Chelsea Cordner & Kent Jordan
Kelly Homnick DiMaria & Andrew DiMaria
Andrea & John Doyle
Elizabeth H. Dudley
Cindy & Robert Friezo Foundation
Terri & Stephen Geifman
Steven & Gina Giacona
JM Family Enterprises
Eric & Olga Jorgensen
Drs. Cristina & Donald Keusch
Patricia & Paul Kilgallon
Beverly Aluise Knight in memory of William L. Knight
George & Jennifer Ligeti
Shaw & Laura McCutcheon
The Perkaus Family
Patricia Frexes Ramudo
Alexander S. Rosemurgy
Dr. Matthew & Katalina Saady
Schmidt Family Foundation
Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation
Roger & Elena Stein
Mark Bruce & Marilyn Lee Swillinger
Susan & Mike Taylor
Dr. Elbert & Trisha Vaca
Andrea Virgin & Greg Woulfe
David & Katie Wohlstadter
Explore the Site Master Plan for The Center for Arts & Innovation
Renewed & Reimagined Amphitheatre
Parking Garage Access
Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Pick Up/Drop Off
Outdoor Seating for Cafe