Boca Raton Center
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.
Once the City grants approval of the long-term ground lease, anticipated in the Fall of 2021, the Center’s focus will be on raising the capital and shortly thereafter recommence design and planning efforts. Upon the full raising of the capital and completion of the design, planning, permitting and pre-construction phases, construction would commence, with an estimated 24-28 month construction schedule. Although the entire Center would commence construction simultaneously, the Center will thrive to turn over the newly-improved Amphitheater first by 2025, the City’s centenary year – with the full Center opening late 2026, early 2027; What a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the last 100 years with next-century culture infrastructure as we look ahead to the next 100 years.
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 includes the existing Amphitheater and the raw parcel at the northeast corner of Mizner Park, which 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.
The Center provides an unrivaled opportunity to do much for many. Locally, the Center presents an opportunity to fulfill Mizner Park’s original promise to residents, to revitalize the Downtown, stimulate tremendous economic activity for local businesses and hotels, and provide the long-desired home for our areas cultural organizations. Regionally, this Center provides the Gold Coast with a first-of-its-kind innovative and flexible venue, providing countless opportunities at the cross-section of art and technology that will further cement South Florida as a desirable place for relocation, tourism, and business activity.
Interested in knowing how this will happen?
In order to make this next-century venue happen, we have to receive approval from the city for a long term ground lease, raise the private and public funding, and then build the facilities.
If you support this effort and want to help make it a reality, please write to your elected officials and let them know you support the mission of bringing a Center for Arts & Innovation to our area. Not sure what to say? We’ve pre-drafted a letter of support so you don’t have to! Choose either option below:
The Center is made possible by our founders.
Thank you to our Founders, whose faith and generosity have laid the foundation for this legacy project for the Gold Coast Region:
Peg Anderson; The Boca Raton; Heidi Boncher & Joel S. White; Carlos & Cecilia Chinchilla; Matthew Cimaglia; Kelly Homnick DiMaria; Elizabeth H. Dudley; Marleen Forkas; Steven Giacona, CPA, MS; Steven L. & Terri Geifman; Eric & Olga Jorgensen; Patricia & Paul Kilgallon; George & Jennifer Ligeti; Shaw & Laura McCutcheon; PEBB Enterprises; Patricia Frexes Ramudo; Laurel Rom; Goldman Sachs; Trish Savides; Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation, Inc.; Roger & Elena Stein; Mark Bruce & Marilyn Lee Swillinger; Andrea Virgin, PE, LEED, AP; Amanda Weiner
Explore the Site Master Plan for the Boca Raton Center for the 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