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 everyday 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 city.
Discover what the center will offer the community.
This center will offer a vibrant , functional, flexible and forward-looking home for artists and creative entrepreneurs 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, students 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 a long-term ground lease, hopefully by early 2021, the project will begin detailed planning and design, inclusive of major community involvement, while simultaneously raising the funding. Once the capital has been fully raised and the design has been approved, the project would commence construction, estimating to be about 2 years with a projected delivery of the newly improved Amphitheater by 2025 – the City’s centenary year – with the full Center opening in 2026; 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.
This center will provide a destination for the world’s best performing artists, filling the gap between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The proposed site–a raw parcel at the northeast corner of Mizner Park, already zoned for cultural usage–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.
Fulfilling Mizner Park’s original promise to residents, the center will revitalize Mizner Park and create a robust public amenity focused on arts and culture, reinforcing Boca as a nationally-recognized tourist and event destination. It will stimulate our local economy, functioning as a magnet for County, State, Federal and private dollars to aid in the City’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. A boon for the City’s hotels, businesses, and cultural organizations, the center will create meaningful annual economic benefit in the form of tax revenues and induced spending on local business, and jobs. It’s is an opportunity to maximize Mizner Park in a way compatible with resident concerns and long-term City strategy.
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! Thank you for all your faith and generosity; it’s laying the foundation for this legacy project for Boca Raton:
Anonymous, The Boca Raton, Heidi Boncher & Joel S. White, Kelly Homnick DiMaria, Elizabeth Dudley, Marleen Forkas, Patricia & Paul Kilgallon, George & Jennifer Ligeti, PEBB Enterprises, Patricia Frexes Ramudo, Laurel Rom, Goldman Sachs, Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation Inc., Roger & Elena Stein, Andrea Virgin, Amanda Weiner, Shaw & Laura McCutcheon.
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