Cultural Council hosts public meeting on Cultural Arts Village plan Sept. 12

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Cultural Council of Indian River County and its Cultural Arts Village Leadership Team invites the public to provide input into the design of the proposed Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village through a design workshop, or charrette, to be held at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 on Sept. 12, from 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.

This workshop will be conducted by the leadership team, local architects and city planners, with technical assistance provided by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.

This public interactive workshop will offer residents and interested public the opportunity to share their ideas with local architects and planners in creating a vision plan for the proposed Cultural Arts Village. The proposed Village in Vero Beach lies between the railroad tracks and 20th Avenue, SR60 West and 18th Street, including the Edgewood neighborhood and businesses.

Following the workshop, from Sunday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Sept. 17 the design team will set up an open public studio in the business center of the Downtown Hampton Inn, working on the Cultural Arts Village vision. From 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., the public is invited to visit the public studio providing a one-on-one with residents and interested public, assuring optimal community participation.

Friday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center, the public is invited to attend a presentation of “Work in Progress” by the design team.

Over the last two months, the Cultural Council of Indian River County and its Cultural Arts Village Leadership Team has been seeking public comment on its vision. Through meetings with residents of the neighborhood, businesses in the proposed area, arts and cultural organizations, and artists, the leadership team has listened and learned.

Following the Charrette, the follow-up report schedule includes:

December, 2015 – Draft report submitted to Leadership Team

August, 2016 – Review and Revise Recommendations with City Manager and Staff

September, 2016 – Presentation to City Council for Approval

For more information on the Cultural Arts Village visit http://verobeachculturalartsvillage%2ccom/ Cultural Council (772) 770-4857 or

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