Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village

DATE: March 2016

In 2011 the Cultural Council ?rst began to explore the idea of a cultural arts center, creating a Leadership Team to work on this project. On January 12, 2015, the Leadership Team held a public meeting in the Heritage Center to share a vision for a Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village to revitalize the Downtown Arts District by preserving and retro?tting an original traditional neighborhood in that area. The idea proposed working with neighborhood residents and owners and other local groups on a vision for the Vero Beach Cultural Arts Village whose objective was to create an environment attractive to residents, visitors, and creative professionals of all types, including visual, performing, culinary, building, recording, graphics, artists and artisans.

Vero Beach City Council authorized the Cultural Council to contract with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to provide the technical assistance to draw up plans that represent the vision of the Cultural Arts Village Leadership Team and the Vero Beach community.  The Cultural Council of Indian River County, on behalf of the Leadership Team, contracted with the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to provide technical assistance a host a public week-long charrette & open design workshop. 120 people who participated contributed many ideas and opportunities to the process. 

DOCUMENTS:  Final Report


  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
    • Michael Busha, Executive Director
    • Dana Little, Urban Design Director 
    • Stephanie Heidt, AICP, Economic Development & Intergovernmental Programs Director
  • Urban Designers & Architects
    • Jose Venegas of JJV Studio
    • Steven Fett of Steven Fett Architecture
    • Lauren Moss Clark
    • Eloine Sabol
    • Ricardo Lopez
    • Anthea Gianniotes
    • Juan Caurancho
  • GIS: Marlene Brunot