Westchester Cultural Arts Center

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GOB Allocation:  $8 million (Amount under Contract:  $888,000)
The Westchester Cultural Arts Center, a new cultural facility to be built within Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street. This new cultural center is pioneered by Senator Javier D. Souto, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 10, who has championed the need for a state-of-the-art cultural center to serve the families and children principally in the western region of Miami-Dade County. Funded by the voter-approved Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond program, the Westchester Cultural Arts Center will provide cultural programming and instruction focusing on Hispanic arts and culture. Designed by Zyscovich Architects, the project features new construction, including a main theater building with its supporting spaces, a lobby area which will serve as an art gallery, and a one-story dance rehearsal studio connected with a canopy and plaza that will also serve as an outdoor performance space. The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department collaborated to develop the plan for the Center which will offer exciting new cultural and recreational programs in one of the County’s most popular recreational resources, Tropical Park.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released bid documents for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for construction of the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, which will be located at the main entrance to Tropical Park. Sealed construction bids must be received in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 17-202 in Miami, by Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. EST.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and site visit to discuss the general requirements of this project will be held at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami FL 33155, at the Mary Abreu Community Center, commencing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018.  Please visit the following link  http://www.miamidadearts.org/news/westchester-cultural-arts-center-wcac-advertisement-construction-bids  for more details, all requests for additional information must be submitted in writing to Carolina Alfonso, CUA Project Manager, via e-mail at carana@miamidade.gov; the County may respond in writing. This project is under the cone of silence (pursuant to mdc section 2-11.1 (t)) any e-mails sent to Carolina Alfonso must also copy the clerk of the board at clerkbcc@miamidade.gov.
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