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This is our Social Impact Assessment. We prepared this impact assessment for our prospective donors as they ultimately care about the social impact that this project could have in the community and …

This is our Social Impact Assessment. We prepared this impact assessment for our prospective donors as they ultimately care about the social impact that this project could have in the community and whether it is positive and whether it outweighs the negative impacts that such a project could also have on the community.

We are happy to say that the impact the ADMSP project will have will be positive and outweigh any negative impacts.

Stay tuned, more to come!

To learn about our community project, join us at www.admsp.org

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  • 1. WHERE ART MEETS NATURE IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY Altos del Mar Sculpture Park Social Impact Assessment
  • 2. What is Social Impact Assessment (“SIA”)?A methodology to review the social effects of infrastructure projects and other developmentinterventions.The origin of SIA come from the environmental health impact (HIA) model, which first emerged inthe 1970s in the U.S, as a way to assess the impacts on society of certain development schemesand projects before they go ahead - for example, new roads, industrial facilities, mines, dams, ports,airports, and other infrastructure projects. It has been incorporated since into the formal planningand approval processes in several countries, in order to categorize and assess how majordevelopments may affect populations, groups, and settlements.While we at ADMSP are not building any new roads, industrial facilities, mines, dams, ports, airports,or hospitals we are building an infrastructure that although at first glance is a sculpture park, uponfurther inspection it reveals itself as an important community and social services installation withcultural, social and economic implications that extend well beyond the sculptures. 2
  • 3. Table of Contents:I. Description of positive impacts 4II. Comparison of positive/negative impacts 5III. Description of alternatives 6IV. Description of the relevant human environment/area of influence and baseline conditions 7-20V. Process involving all potentially affected public 21-28VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plans 29-40VII. Description of ADMSP’s community/social services plans 41-42VIII. Thank you for listening 43 3
  • 4. I. Description of positive impactsCultural and Educational AssetADMSP will serve as a cultural and educational asset to the community as well as enhance the North Beach oceanfront park spacerecreational experience.Social Services AssetADMSP will serve as a social services asset to the under-served in the community.Travel DestinationADMSP will make the area of North Beach a popular travel destination and thereby increase tourism to Miami Beach. It is expectedthat ADMSP will receive over 50,000 attendees per year.RevitalizationADMSP will serve as a revitalizing asset to the community by: Induced employment from project spending; Increased opportunityfor local economic development, including increased value of local real estate and local supply of goods and services.EconomicThe ADMSP project will provide a big economic boost for the community of North Beach but also Miami Beach as a whole by investingover 25 million for the project. It is expected that significant business opportunities will be created by the project for local businesses withthe increased visitor’s flow into North Beach.Employment & TrainingHundreds of jobs will be created through the ADMSP project, not only during the construction phase but during the operational life of theproject. Direct flow-on economic activity from the project will create a further local jobs when other businesses come to the area such asrestaurants, galleries and hotels. Increased indirect employment with contractors, sub-contractors and in services in the area.Accommodation and RetailAlong with increased employment comes increased demand for accommodation and retail in the area that is clean. Owners will repairand make more desirable the apartment buildings and stores in the area.ServicesMore people working in the area will result in an increased demand for services such as health, childcare and transportation. 4
  • 5. II. Comparison of positive/negative impactsPositive NegativeIncrease in direct/indirect employment/career development Increased competition for laborIncrease in direct property value of neighboring private homes and Nonebusinesses at the historic district of Altos del Mar including privatehomes, condominiums, buildings and businesses located from 71ststreet to 79th street on Collins Avenue, also known as North Beach orthe North Shore in Miami Beach.Increase in tourism with a calculated 50,000 attendees per year. Increased road traffic and deterioration of Infrastructure(based on the average numbers that Art Basel receives per annualexhibition of 40,000 attendees over a 4 day period.)Increase in people moving to North Beach Increased demand on government for community services such as education, health, justice, childcare, roads, transport, police and emergency services. Increase demand for power supplies and waterIncrease in demand for housing/accommodation results in increased Increase in costs and shortage of housingreturns to property owners/investors stimulates further investment inhousing/accommodationIncrease in direct local expenditure, and economic activity, local Noneeconomic development /supply of goods and servicesFlow-on economic activity in the area - services, social infrastructure NoneBenefits of resident workforce integration in community such as Nonevolunteers, sports and social organizationsIncrease knowledge of the arts and aesthetics NoneIncrease in direct/indirect community programs/social services to the Nonecommunity and the under-served. On balance, the positive impacts outweigh the negative impacts. 5
  • 6. III. Description of alternativesADMSP was the only presenter to the City of Miami Beach in response to the RFPalthough the RFP called for all proposers. The only alternative was for the City ofMiami Beach to install themselves a programmatic activities park for the community.ADMSP assessed a range of other sites in Miami and Miami Beach for the location ofthis project after meeting with the CMB for the first time in 2004. ADMSP concludedthat the current site in North Beach is the best and most feasible site for the project asit will revitalize the area of North Beach culturally, economically, and socially withminimal negative social impact as the positive impacts outweigh the negative impacts.ADMSP is “where art meets nature in service to the community”! 6
  • 7. IV. Description of therelevant humanenvironment/area ofinfluence andbaseline conditions:North Beach (greenoutline) is a section ofthe city of MiamiBeach (dotted outline)east of Miami in SouthFlorida. It is thenorthernmost sectionof the city. It runs justsouth of 63rd Street(where Collins Avenue(A1A northbound)converges with IndianCreek Drive (A1Asouthbound) andcontinues as A1A/Collins Avenue to thenorthern limit of thecity near 87th Terrace. 7
  • 8. IV. Description of the relevant humanenvironment/area of influence andbaseline conditions:ADMSP (green outline) is located at theAltos del Mar Park, in the Historic Districtof Altos del Mar. It is approximately 41/2acres.The Historic District of Altos del Mar(dotted brown outline) encompasses thearea from Collins Avenue (A1ANorthbound) to the oceans edge from76th Street to 79th Streets.The area lined in red is a private home on76th St. which is for sale at this time andcan be acquired by ADMSP for furtheruse.The area dotted in orange is the Miami-Dade North Shore Public Library with aparking lot on 75th St., which canbecome ADMSP’s museum andclassroom building.The dotted blue line represents the “NorthBeach Recreational Corridor”, acontinuous bicycle-pedestrian trailconnecting beaches, parks, homes andcommercial districts, that runs along theAtlantic Ocean from South Beach all theway to North Beach. Ocean Terrace is thelink to the Recreational Corridor betweenthe Historic Altos del Mar and and therest of Miami Beach southbound. 8
  • 9. IV. Description of therelevant humanenvironment/area ofinfluence and baselineconditions:Potentially the entire grayoutline can become theADMSP operations area,which would include:The Miami-Dade NorthShore Public Library(area dotted in orange);andThe private home (arealined in red). 9
  • 10. IV. Description of the relevant human environment/area of influence andbaseline conditions:In 2001 the City of Miami Beach hosted a three-day workshop to plan for thefuture of North Beach and commissioned “The North Beach Town CenterPlan” from the Gibbs Planning Group to revitalize North Beach. The plan wasbased on the assumption that North Beach was finally developing along the linesof the tony South Beach. The plan also included two adjunct plans called“Revitalizing North Beach Oceanfront Parks through Placemaking” and“The North Beach Recreational Corridor”. Together, these plans constitutedone “master plan”. Every park in the area -- including the Altos del Mar Park --became in line for new landscaping, access or recreational improvements asthey would be connected via the recreational corridor.The North Beach Town Center Plan was approved in 2007 and the only portionof it that was begun but not completed was the North Beach RecreationalCorridor. The rest of the “master plan” has not been started by the City of MiamiBeach as it was stalled by the down-turn in the economy and the Miami Beachreal estate crash of 2008.The current park site, (orange outline) until 2008, did not even have grass andhas been used as a hang out spot to sell drugs, prostitution, dump garbage andas a sleeping place for the homeless. The parking lot of the library, andsurrounding area (red outline), is used to transact drug deals and to hang out atnight. It is not safe there at night.In 2004 Peter Saile moved to Altos del Mar on Collins and 77th Street. When hesaw the empty park property and how it was being used he was inspired to builda sculpture park where sculptures could be exhibited along with communityeducational and social programs, instead of drugs, prostitution, garbage, andhomelessness.As it looks now, the only portion of any public works of the “master plan” that willbe done in North Beach will be ADMSP. 10
  • 11. IV. Description of the relevant human environment/area of influence and baseline conditions:North Beach is the forgotten and neglected child of Miami Beach. It is a poor area with dilapidated storefronts and severalthat are boarded up. There is a large population consisting mostly of homeless, winos, prostitutes, drug addicts anddisenfranchised foreigners who are there illegally mostly from Latin and Central America and the Caribbean. However, thestatistics won’t show you this clearly. The statistics show you still that North Beach in comparison to South Beach is morecrowded, mostly hispanic, the median income is less than in South Beach, there are more single mothers and and morepeople live below poverty level. 11
  • 12. IV. Description of the relevant humanenvironment/area of influence and baselineconditions: The statistics also show you that in North Beach28% don’t speak English, 69.9% of the populationis foreign born and that in comparison more haveless education. 12
  • 13. IV. Description ofthe relevanth u m a nenvironment/areaof influence andb a s e l i n econditions:This is animportant socialand historicaldocument. Thinkeverything youwont ever see in atourism brochure ofglitzy Miami Beach:homeless, strays,crime, d i r t y,cheap, drunk, ondrugs, old, ugly,sick, neglected,weird, alone andliving in fear andon the edge oftown. This theunder-servedcommunity foundin North Beach. The pictures on slides 10-14 were taken in North Beach. From 63rd Street along Collins Avenue, on the beach at 74th Street, to Ocean Terrace between 73rd and 75th Streets, to Altos del Mar Park to the North Shore Open Park. One was taken by Lummus Park in South Beach and one on Biscayne Island. 13
  • 14. IV. Description ofthe relevanth u m a nenvironment/areaof influence andb a s e l i n econditions:This is animportant socialand historicaldocument. Thinkeverything youwont ever see in atourism brochure ofglitzy Miami Beach:homeless, strays,crime, d i r t y,cheap, drunk, ondrugs, old, ugly,sick, neglected,weird, alone andliving in fear andon the edge oftown. This theunder-servedcommunity foundin North Beach. The pictures on slides 10-14 were taken in North Beach. From 63rd Street along Collins Avenue, on the beach at 74th Street, to Ocean Terrace between 73rd and 75th Streets, to Altos del Mar Park to the North Shore Open Park. 14 One was taken by Lummus Park in South Beach and one on Biscayne Island.
  • 15. IV. Description ofthe relevanth u m a nenvironment/areaof influence andb a s e l i n econditions:This is animportant socialand historicaldocument. Thinkeverything youwont ever see in atourism brochure ofglitzy Miami Beach:homeless, strays,crime, d i r t y,cheap, drunk, ondrugs, old, ugly,sick, neglected,weird, alone andliving in fear andon the edge oftown. This theunder-servedcommunity foundin North Beach. The pictures on slides 10-14 were taken in North Beach. From 63rd Street along Collins Avenue, on the beach at 74th Street, to Ocean Terrace between 73rd and 75th Streets, to Altos del Mar Park to the North Shore Open Park. 15 One was taken by Lummus Park in South Beach and one on Biscayne Island.
  • 16. IV. Description ofthe relevanth u m a nenvironment/areaof influence andb a s e l i n econditions:This is animportant socialand historicaldocument. Thinkeverything youwont ever see in atourism brochure ofglitzy Miami Beach:homeless, strays,crime, d i r t y,cheap, drunk, ondrugs, old, ugly,sick, neglected,weird, alone andliving in fear andon the edge oftown. This theunder-servedcommunity foundin North Beach. The pictures on slides 10-14 were taken in North Beach. From 63rd Street along Collins Avenue, on the beach at 74th Street, to Ocean Terrace between 73rd and 75th Streets, to Altos del Mar Park to the North Shore Open Park. 16 One was taken by Lummus Park in South Beach and one on Biscayne Island.
  • 17. IV. Description ofthe relevanth u m a nenvironment/areaof influence andb a s e l i n econditions:This is animportant socialand historicaldocument. Thinkeverything youwont ever see in atourism brochure ofglitzy Miami Beach:homeless, strays,crime, d i r t y,cheap, drunk, ondrugs, old, ugly,sick, neglected,weird, alone andliving in fear andon the edge oftown. This theunder-servedcommunity foundin North Beach. The pictures on slides 10-14 were taken in North Beach. From 63rd Street along Collins Avenue, on the beach at 74th Street, to Ocean Terrace between 73rd and 75th Streets, to Altos del Mar Park to the North Shore Open Park. 17 One was taken by Lummus Park in South Beach and one on Biscayne Island.
  • 18. IV. Description of therelevant humanenvironment/area ofinfluence and baselineconditions:Reading customer ratingsof local businesses cangive you an idea. Thesethree hotels are blocksfrom the ADMSP site onOcean Terrace and if thelibrary is incorporated,these hotels are adjacentto the park. In fact, inbetween these hotelsthere are abandoned,boarded up andcondemned buildingswhere the homeless squat Days Inn North Beachand all sordid activities go 7450 Ocean Terraceon at night. The entire Miami Beach, FL 33141block has been up for saleon and off and this sectionwill benefit tremendouslyfrom the project. 18
  • 19. IV. Description of therelevant humanenvironment/area ofinfluence and baselineconditions:Reading customer ratingsof local businesses cangive you an idea. Thesethree hotels are blocksfrom the ADMSP site onOcean Terrace and if thelibrary is incorporated,these hotels are adjacentto the park. In fact, inbetween these hotelsthere are abandoned,boarded up andcondemned buildingswhere the homeless squatand all sordid activities goon at night. The entire Ocean Surf Hotelblock has been up for sale 7436 Ocean Terraceon and off and this section Miami Beach, FL 33141will benefit tremendouslyfrom the project. 19
  • 20. IV. Description of therelevant humanenvironment/area ofinfluence and baselineconditions:Reading customer ratingsof local businesses cangive you an idea. Thesethree hotels are blocksfrom the ADMSP site onOcean Terrace and if thelibrary is incorporated,these hotels are adjacentto the park. In fact, inbetween these hotelsthere are abandoned,boarded up andcondemned buildingswhere the homeless squatand all sordid activities goon at night. The entireblock has been up for sale Ocean Terrace Hotelon and off and this section 7410 Ocean Terracewill benefit tremendously Miami Beach, FL 33141from the project. 20
  • 21. V. Process involving all potentially affected public- Summary 21
  • 22. V. Process involving all potentially affected public2004Peter Saile and Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitz sat down tobrainstorm the idea of a sculpture park during November24th and November 26th, 2004.On November 26th, 2009 Peter Saile brought Dr.Anthony M. Weaver to research who was the owner ofthe property and to find out what was needed regardingthe intended community/cultural/social development ofthe property.The research revealed that the property, known as theAltos del Mar Park, was owned by the City of MiamiBeach and was located in the historic district of Altos delMar in the section known as “North Beach” in MiamiBeach and any inquiries as to any community/cultural/social development needed to be addressed to the Cityof Miami Beach.Therefore, Peter Saile decided to make a presentation ofthe sculpture park project in order to proceed further withthe investigation of the proposed sculpture park project. 22
  • 23. V. Process involving all potentially affected public2005 Peter Saile continued his research now into the likelihood of museums, artFrom February, 1st, 2005 to February 28, 2005 Gerrit Schulz- dealers, private collectors interest in having a venue in Miami Beach toBennewitz’s and his company Templeflower began the development exhibit their sculptures. He met with several individuals such as Robertof the concept. The first artistic rendering of the future sculpture park Miller, David Schaff and Robert Rosenblum who are well known artlayout was rendered by Janina Saile from the company Gorgol dealers, art-historians, museum directors and curators.Productions. The reception was overwhelming. Everyone stated that it would be aOn February the 28, 2005 Peter Saile’s local Miami Beach team was beautiful community project and gave Peter Saile their full support.enlarged by Juan Carlos Toca, the then project manager of the AltosDel Mar single house development project adjacent to the Altos Del Peter Saile subsequently updated his presentation and then proceeded onMar Park. Juan Carlos Toca engaged the well-known Miami-Dade March 08, 2005 to have his first meeting with an important CMB official atgarden architect Bill Rosenberg, who drafted a first landscape the NBDC’s office, with then Commissioner Jose Smith. NBDC executivesdesign concept for the sculpture park. Randall Robinson and Gary Farmer were present as well. Peter Saile explained the project concept to Commissioner Jose Smith. Although,A presentation was developed with the artistic rendering and the first Peter Saile got the impression that the project would have to go throughlandscape design. several approval stages and that it would take a substantial amount of time, he was encouraged by Jose Smith to move forward with the formalOn March 4th, 2005, Peter Saile met with the then President of The approval processes required by the CMB.North Beach Development Corporation (“NBDC”), Mark Weithorn,Director Randall Robinson and Director of NBDC, Gary Farmer. Peter Saile was positively encouraged from this meeting and reported thePeter Saile gave the gentlemen a presentation and explanation of results to Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitz. They jointly decided to go ahead withthe sculpture park concept. The gentlemen advised Peter Saile that the detail planning and with the continued investment of their own funds.a non-profit company needed to be formed in the form of a publiccharity or a foundation. They gave Peter Saile very encouraging On March 31st, 2005, Rudy and Betsy Perez (owners of the housesupport for the concept. Their opinion was that if the concept was currently for sale) declared their interest to help realize the project andorganized properly as a non-profit with the necessary organizational, shortly after became the first financial donors outside Gerrit Schulz-artistic and financial ability for the development of such an important Bennewitz and Peter Saile. An official ADMSP team of supporters begins toproject, it could be presented to the City of Miami Beach. They form.advised Peter Saile that before he went ahead and set up acompany to further explore with CMB officials the sculpture park On April 1st, 2005, NBDC provided Peter Saile with a list of the CMBconcept to ascertain whether the sculpture park concept would be a officials, who need to be approached in order to start the official process.viable concept to be presented to the CMB. On April 1st, 2005, Loreyne Alicea, proprietor of Numark Ventures offersThe gentlemen offered to be of further assistance in the continued her pro bono marketing consulting services to the ADMSP team.development of the sculpture park project. 23
  • 24. V. Process involving all potentially affected public2005 Continued The public workshops were held on December 1st, 2005 and December 3,On April 19, 2005, at NBDC’s board meeting, Peter Saile had the 2005. The consultant for the workshops was Project for Public Spacesopportunity to inform the Board of Directors of NBDC about the (“PPS”) from New York. The result of the public workshops was ansculpture park project. The NBDC Board of Directors unanimously overwhelming support by the community of the sculpture park project.approved their support of the sculpture park project At this meeting Over 300 hundred letters of support were signed by local North BeachNBDC’s new President, Daniel Veitia, became involved with the residents.ADMSP team. The board of directors was established with PeterSaile, Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitz, Loreyne Alicea, Juan Carlos Toca Further required steps would be to make presentations to the Planningand Dr. Anthony M. Weaver. Board and the Historic Preservation Board of the CMB’s Planning Department. The Planning Department prepares, updates, and maintainsIn July of 2005, Peter Saile hired Samantha Fitzgerald, Esq. at neighborhood and citywide plans and technical data. The Planning Board isFowler, White, Burnett, and P.A., located in Brickell, Miami to the land planning agency of the city. The Historic Preservation Boarddiscuss the establishment of a Florida domestic non-profit reviews reports on historically significant buildings and sites, demolition andcorporation with the attendant 501 c3 IRS status, for the sculpture historic designations for a district. Presentations needed to be made andpark project. The corporation was established on August 26th, 2005. approved because the ADMSP project required construction and because the site of the ADMSP project is in the Historic District of Altos del Mar.June through November of 2005, was a period of several meetingswith CMB officials such as: Mayor David Dermer, Commissioners Furthermore, a presentation would have to be made to Arts in Public PlacesMatti Bower, Saul Gross, Luis Garcia, Richard Steinberg, and Committee of the Tourism and Development Department. The Art in PublicSimon Cruz. Peter Saile was informed that the first steps were to Places committee reviews proposals for permanent and temporary works ofhold public workshops to determine whether the public and the public art and makes recommendations to the city commission for suchresidents of Miami Beach and the North Beach section of Miami works of art and an appropriate site for works of art. Presentations neededBeach were interested in having such a sculpture park with social to be made to this committee as one of the subject matters of the ADMSPprogramming in the community at the site of the Altos del Mar park. involves the placement of “art in a public space”.Joyce Meyers, Principal Planner at the CMB was in charge at thetime of organizing the workshops on behalf of the CMB as part of On December 13th, 2005, Peter Saile presented the sculpture park“Revitalizing North Beach Oceanfront Parks through Placemaking” project to the Historic Preservation Board. The Historic Preservation Board unanimously approved the sculpture park project.Peter was then informed that the Altos del Mar Park site was part ofthis plan and its adjunct plan “The North Beach Town Center Plan” On December 20th, 2005 Peter Saile and Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitzand that the public workshops needed to be held within the presented the sculpture park project to Art In Public Places. Art inparameters of these two plans. Public Places unanimously approved the sculpture park project. 24
  • 25. V. Process involving all potentially affected public 20072006 In January 2001, ADMSP held a VIP party the evening before the opening of the annual “Miami Beach Festival of the Arts” where ADMSPOn March 22, 2006, the City of Miami Beach’s Planning made further presentations about the project.Board discussed the North Beach ocean front parksincluding the Altos Del Mar Mar Park as an intended future February 2007 through August of 2007 was used by the ADMSPpark for community/cultural/social activities as a result of planning team to further prepare details of the financial planning for thethe positive community response from the December, 2005 sculpture park project. It was decided to announce to the CMB thatpublic workshops. ADMSP would not require any CMB financing to move forward with the project. Peter Saile then throughout these months met with the MayorOn June 21, 2006, Peter Saile presented the sculpture and the Commissioners to inform them of this internal development. Inpark project to the Planning Board. The Planning Board June 2007 Marlene Saile met with Assistant City Manager Hildaunanimously approved the sculpture park project. Hernandez and city attorney, Raul Aguila to discuss which vehicle the CMB would use to move forward with the project, a “Request forJuly 2006 through the end of 2006 was used for numerous Proposal” (“RFP”) or a “Request for Letters of Interest” (“RFLI”).meetings with city officials and further refinement of thesculpture park project. On August 17, 2007 the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee met and allocated funds towards the beautification of the Altos Del Mar ParkOn December 4, 2006, the ADMSP Team attended a by cleaning up the park, planting grass and some trees, which was donemeeting with the City Bond Committee. Loreyne Alicea, in 2008.Juan Carlos Toca, Dr. Anthony M. Weaver and the newADMSP team member, the art historian and attorney-at- On October 30th, 2007, the Mayor and the City Commission approvedlaw, Marlene Saile, and made short presentations. The the issuance of Request for Proposals No. 02-07/08 for the purpose ofdiscussion involved the budget the CMB would designate Establishing a Cultural Arts Themed and/or Other Passive Recreationaltowards the construction of the sculpture park project. Activities Program in Altos del Mar Park with a due date of April 30th, 2008, 25
  • 26. V. Process involving all potentially affected public2008 2009On January 23rd, 2008 a pre-proposal conference On February 27th, 2009 ADMSP and the legal department ofwas held with Maria Estevez of the Procurement the CMB began negotiations of the management agreement.Division to establish the format and contents of the On June 3rd, 2009, the Mayor and the City Commissionproposal to be submitted by ADMSP. unanimously decided to approve the managementOn April 30th, 2008 ADMSP timely submitted its agreement as negotiated between the CMB and ADMSP.Proposal pursuant to Request for Proposals No. On June 18th, 2009, Mayor Matti Bower representing the02-07/08. ADMSP was the only proposer although CMB and ADMSP-CEO Dr. jur. Marlene Saile signed thethe CMB issued the RFP state-wide. management agreement in a special signing ceremony. OnOn May 19th, 2008 the City Manager, Jorge June 23, 2009 the Planning Board approved ADMSP’sGonzales appointed an Evaluation Committee to landscape design and made a recommendation to themeet with ADMSP to make a recommendation as to City Commission to approve them in order to moveADMSPs proposal. forward to the drafting of the Preliminary Plans. On JulyOn June 19th, 2008 the Evaluation Committee met 15, 2009, the Commission reviewed the landscape designwith ADMSP where ADMSP gave a full presentation and agreed with the Planning Board and authorizedof the proposal, the landscape design and answered ADMSP to move forward with the drafting of theall questions posed. The Evaluation Committee preliminary plans.unanimously approved the project conceptADMSP and the City Manager agreed and theserecommendations were sent to the City 2010Commission. On January 15, 2010 ADMSP, presented in accordance withOn July 16th, 2008 the Mayor and the City its management agreement, the preliminary plans to JorgeCommission adopted a resolution to accept the Gonzalez, City Manager of the City of Miami Beach for reviewEvaluation Committees and the City Managers and approval. The preliminary plans were prepared by Lesrecommendation of ADMSP and further Beilinson of BeilinsonGomez Architects PA based onauthorized the administration of the CMB to enter ArquitectonicaGEO’s landscape design concept.into negotiation of a management agreement. 26
  • 27. V. Process involving all potentially affected public2010On January 15, 2010 ADMSP, presented in accordance with its management agreement, the preliminary plans to Jorge Gonzalez, City Manager ofthe City of Miami Beach for review and approval.On May 13th, 2010 Miami Beach’s City Manager, Jorge M. Gonzalez, approved the preliminary plans after review with all of the pertinent city staff.See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opF4zQozSgA&hl=en_US&fs=1&w=450&h=375With that submittal, ADMSP included full landscape design plans that were created by Orlando Comas A.S.L.A., Landscape Architect.See:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZSxdGhHigs&hl=en_US&fs=1The next steps were:1. A neighborhoods meeting for the North Beach Community to give us their input on the landscape plans on August 5th, 2010; and2. A Historic Preservation Board (HPB) meeting to obtain the approval from the HPB of the landscape plans on August 10th, 2010.The community of North Beach, at the neighborhoods meeting on the 5th at the Normandy Shores Park and Pool Community Room, loved LesBeilinson’s and Orlando Comas’s presentation outlining the preliminary plans and the landscape plans. We also got several questions at thatmeeting that we put together in a Q&A.See: http://www.slideshare.net/admsp/admsp-q-aOn August 10th, 2010 the City of Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board (“HPB”) Unanimously Approved ADMSP’s Preliminary and LandscapePlans Submitted by ADMSP.See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3RvE-zU1E2011- Next StepsADMSP must show by September 14, 2011 that it has the funds to prepare the construction plans in order to apply for the construction permits. 27
  • 28. V. Process involving all potentially affected publicNext Steps:I. 9/14/11: Construction Plan FundingII. 5/13/12: Building Permit ApplicationIV. 04/15/12: Building Permit Award & Construction of ParkVI. 11/01/12: Delivery and Installation of SculpturesVII. 3/01/13: Grand Opening Gala for the Public 28
  • 29. VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plans 4. Provide Community Programming- Therefore, park is naturally divided into three natural sculpture “rooms” and a “lawn” at the center. The community programmingHighlights will consist of:ADMSP obtained the services of ArquitectonicaGEO to create thelandscape design and Beilinson Gomez Architects P.A. to design the a) Changing exhibits of sculptures in theconstruction and building plans according to the City of Miami Beach’s natural sculpture rooms from contemporaryguidelines as set forth in the RFP and in the subsequent agreement. The to figurative to abstract from establishedkey points were: artists from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries 365 days per year for free.1. Conservation of the Land- Therefore, the companies seek to create ADMSP will also provide a series of parka unique park that meets the needs of the present without compromising tours;the needs of the future by utilizing subtle interventions and ecologicallyharmonious materials, trees and plants thereby conserving the land while b) Various free educational classes andusing it as a park with sculptures. workshops in art, fitness, and other social services currently to be held at the “lawn”. If2. Observe the Beach Front and Urban Context- Therefore, the design ADMSP can show the funding, it can obtainalso takes into account that Miami Beach is a barrier island formed by anaccumulation of sediment on limestone shoals; that the property is ocean the Miami-Dade North Shore Public Libraryfront property within the urban framework of the North Beach community, building and the private home for sale andall of which inform the aesthetics and layout of the space: An allée, broaden its scope of social services. Thedunes and a maritime planting palette provide a landscape design fact is that social services is what is mostappropriate to the site making Altos Del Mar Sculpture Park as unique needed in this section of Miami Beach;worldwide as is the site. c) Various free entertainment services such3. Observe the Recreational Corridor and its Connection to all other as cinema, author book readings, kiteOceanfront Parks in Miami Beach- Therefore, the park will have its flying, music and dance also located at themain entrance on 75th Street and Ocean Terrace (brown dot) with other “lawn”;entrances along the corridor and on 77th and Collins Av (red dots).Ocean Terrace is the link to the Recreational Corridor between the d) Rental of “lawn” for private events suchHistoric Altos del Mar and and the rest of Miami Beach southbound. as wedding, birthdays, christenings and so on. 29
  • 30. VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plansHighlights- The Natural Sculpture RoomsThe “Dunefield” exhibits contemporary sculptures. Seen from the beach and from the recreationalcorridor they create an invitation for the wanderer to go see what is in that dunefield. Contemporarysculptures are a part of the experience while walking on the tumbled recycled glass pathways as theyweave through the sand dunes. Planted dunes distinguish sculptures from one another visually andphysically.The “Maritime Garden” exhibits figurative sculptures and features the Butterfly Vivarium. Seen from thebeach and the recreational corridor, the sculptures create the same invitation to go see what is in thatmaritime garden. Recycled wooden planks and crushed sea shell meander through dense plantingareas providing backdrops for the sculptures and shady seating areas for relaxation and contemplation.The “Butterfly Vivarium” features a pond, flowers, and plants. It houses native butterfly species in allstages of life. It is a model ecosystem for butterflies and serves as an educational environment to learnmore about plant, animal relationships and conservation using the butterfly as an educational model.The “Tree Allées” exhibit abstract sculptures. Seen from Collins Avenue to the driver and occasionalpedestrian, they open up views into the sculpture park and the “Lawn” announcing the park to thecommunity. Paths here are made of stepping stones and coral stone bands set in grass that come uponto the “Lawn” at the center of the park allowing for a variety of community/cultural/social programs,events, and performances. 30
  • 31. VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plansHighlights- Sample Programming for the ArtClassesThe classes listed here are a sample of the types of art Portraiture: Students study the history and significance of portraiture andrelated classes ADMSP can offer to the community. Each learn different techniques of portrait while exploring different mediumscan be modified for various age groups. Themes or topics such as charcoal, watercolor, tempera, and clay to create portraits.can be suggested to compliment a wide variety of academicand community settings. Watercolor: Still Life and Landscapes: This classical medium and approach teaches students basic painting skill, perspective and interpretation.Elementary, Middle School, High School Paper as Art: Students learn techniques for folding, cutting, binding, andSocial Justice as Art: Identity, Community, Action: This paper-making to create both functional and decorative art. This class18 week course is comprised of three units, each juxtaposing could incorporate a creative-writing component to compliment projectsa central social justice theme with 2D and 3D sculpture art such as book-making.forms. By engaging with art on this intentional level, artistic Unmasking Creativity: Working with various materials, students makeconcepts and skills building become a vehicle for creative masks from different countries and cultures around the world and discoveranalysis of contemporary issues affecting the community. how various techniques and symbols reveal ones identity.Basic Concepts of Sculpture: The course develops Sound Exploration: Students build instruments out of found objects tostudents’ perceptual, creative, technical, and problem-solving understand principles of acoustics and compositional techniques.skills in a sculptural context. Elements and principles ofdesign are identified and employed. Aesthetic judgment is Photo documentary: Students document a subject from their home,cultivated. school, neighborhood through photography. Subject selection and technical aspects of digital and film photography are explored. CouldThe History of Sculpture: A historical survey of sculpture include field trips to photo studios, digital labs and darkrooms, and afrom prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the gallery show.development of Western art. Arts Club: Explores a theme or topic of relevance to students through anDrawings of Discovery: Students are introduced to interdisciplinary arts class.fundamental concepts of drawing by studying scientificphenomenon (magnets, light, color, nature) and recordingtheir findings in a sketch journal. 31
  • 32. VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plans CommunitySample Programming for the Art Classes- Social Justice as Art: Identity, Community, Action: This 18Continued week course is comprised of three units, each juxtaposing a central social justice theme with 2D and 3D sculpture art forms. ByEarly Childhood engaging with art on this intentional level, artistic concepts and skills building become a vehicle for creative analysis ofArts Immersion: Music & Movement, Visual Arts contemporary issues affecting the community.and Literature connect ideas and create contextfor classroom themes. Using the arts as a lens for Basic Concepts of Sculpture: The course develops students’discovery, children might, for example, create perceptual, creative, technical, and problem-solving skills in afossils out of clay, learn about the ecosystem of a sculptural context. Elements and principles of design are identifiedprehistoric forest using percussion instruments to and employed. Aesthetic judgment and good studio practice areimitate animal and plant sounds, understand the cultivated.life of dinosaurs by imitating their movementsthrough dance in a “Prehistoric Orchestra” unit. The History of Sculpture: A historical survey of sculpture from prehistory to the present, with emphasis on the development ofThis approach also provides excellent performance Western art.and demonstration opportunities for students andinteraction opportunities for parents. Water Color: Introduce students to a variety of techniques including “wet on wet”, traditional dry paper, and use of blocking orShakespeare and Puppets: Student create salt. Have students select photos or pictures from magazines aspuppets through collage art based on the subjects. Also bring in live flowers.characters and plays of Shakespeare. Collage: Using methods of decoupage and glazing, students will work with personal photos and gathered cut-outs to create a unique personal statement. Students will also create their own papers using decorative methods. 32
  • 33. VI. Description of ADMSP’s preliminary plansHighlights- Sample Programming for the Fitness ClassesYoga at ADMSP Sample Programming for the Entertainment ProgramsADMSP will offer free Bikram Yoga, a system of Hatha Yoga thatintegrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and Cinema at ADMSPmeditation integrated with this very special waterfront environment ofnature and art. Suitable for all experience levels. ADMSP will offer free cinema. Grab a blanket and head out for an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars.Capoeira at ADMSP Book Readings at ADMSPADMSP will offer free Capoeira, a lively martial art that originated inBrazil over 450 years ago. Self-defense techniques are concealed by ADMSP will offer free author book readings featuring works of non-graceful dance moves and spectacular acrobatics set to music. Classes fiction, biography, autobiography, travel, diaries, essays, humor andare designed for all experience levels. history.Pilates at ADMSP Music and Dance at ADMSPADMSP will offer free Pilates, a series of gentle, muscle strengthening ADMSP will offer free music and dance events of both local andexercises formulated by Dr. Joseph Pilates during the 1920‘s. Pilates internationally known artists.encourages proper breathing, spinal alignment, core strengthening,muscle flexibility and balance in the body. Classes are designed for all Kite Flyingexperience levels. ADMSP will offer free kites for kids to put together themselves. KiteTai Chi at ADMSP Flying is great fun and its easy. So make your kite and join in the fun.ADMSP will offer free Tai Chi, a Chinese system of slow meditativephysical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health.Classes are designed for all experience levels. 33
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  • 41. VII. Description of ADMSP’s community/social services plansADMSP’s Community/Social Services Plans can be bestdescribed as programming based on the community 2nd: Under-Served Community/Strayscomposition: Comprises of all community programming for the under-1st: Local Community/Visitors served and strays in North Beach and Miami Beach that ADMSP would like to further reach and serve.Comprises of all the community programming required bythe City of Miami Beach to the general community and park The goal of such a program is to reach under-served and non-visitor. These comprise of: traditional museum audiences and put our messages ofa) Changing exhibits of sculptures from contemporary to learning into practice not only through art, fitness andfigurative to abstract from established artists from the 19th, 20th, entertainment but through workshops designed for the under-and 21st centuries 365 days per year for free. ADMSP will also served to seek solutions to socioeconomic and other inequitiesprovide a series of park tours; that affect the quality of life for many in North Beach. The types of services listed here are a sample of the types ofb) Various free educational classes and workshops in art, services ADMSP can offer to the community at the lawn andfitness, and other social services currently to be held at the eventually in classrooms that can be built in the library“lawn”. If AMDSP can show the funding, it can obtain the Miami- building. Each can be modified for various groups and needs.Dade North Shore Public Library building and the private homefor sale and broaden its scope of social services. The fact is that Themes or topics can be suggested to compliment a widesocial services is what is most needed in this section of Miami variety of needs.Beach; I. Workshops for Single Mothersc) Various free entertainment services such as cinema, author II. Workshops for Illegal Aliensbook readings, kite flying, music and dance also located at the III. Workshops for the Homeless“lawn”; IV. Workshops for Drug Addictiond) Rental of “lawn” for private events such as wedding, birthdays, V. Workshops for Skills and Job Trainingchristenings and so on. 41
  • 42. VII. Description of ADMSP’s social services plans3rd: Alliances/Support of Local Charities already serving the under-served.Comprises of all community programming for the under-served and strays in North Beach, Miami Beach and Miami thru other local charities.The goal of such a program is to reach under-served and non-traditional museum audiences and put our messages of learning into practicethrough alliances and financial support of other local charities that are providing services to the under-served, which currently are under financialdire-straits due to all the CMB, Miami-Dade and Florida budget cuts, to seek solutions to socioeconomic and other inequities that affect the qualityof life for many in North Beach, Miami Beach and Miami.Currently, ADMSP has identified several such facilities. However, this list is not exhaustive:Teen Job, Corp. Hope in Miami Beachwww.teenjobcorps.com www.hopeinmiamibeach.orgNorth Beach Development Corporation Douglas Gardens CMHC- Homeless Shelterwww.gonorthbeach.com 701 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 33139 (no website)Miami Beach Community Health Centerwww.miamibeachhealth.orgHands on Miamiwww.handsonmiami.orgThe Wellness Communitywww.twcmiami.orgThe Center for Positive Connectionswww.positiveconnections.orgCommunity Partnership for the Homelesswww.cphi.org 42
  • 43. VIII. Thank you for listening!Please do not hesitate to contact me or Peter Saile at (786) 290-7109 orpsaile@admsp.org if you have questions or require further information.Marlene Saile, Esq.President and CEOAltos del Mar Sculpture Park, Inc.A Florida 501 (c) (3) Public Charity(786)2907205(305)437-7601 Faxmsaile@admsp.orgwww.admsp.org 43