A 2008 plan illustrating the extension of road immediately in front of the then proposed county courthouse. The plaza that exist today is a result of downtown advocates successfully rallying to eliminate the roadway concept in favor of an interactive courthouse plaza.
The Duval County Courthouse Plaza project strives to transform the three acre lawn into a civic and artistic space for downtown. The project is a part of the City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places (APP) program that is managed by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. The $619,000 allocated in art funding results from the City’s APP Ordinance that required 0.75% of the original Courthouse construction budget be set aside for public art.
In the winter & spring of 2020, a stakeholder group will analyze the opportunities and costs of improvements to develop a scope of work for future artists. Through the City’s Art in Public Places Committee, a team will be commissioned to imagine the plaza as public artwork in the fall of 2020 with construction completed in 2022.
Here are two ways to let your voice be heard:
Click HERE to take the survey.
Attend one of the following Public Community Engagement meetings.
Public Community Engagement Meeting Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. MOCA Jacksonville Theater (prior to Art Walk) 333 Laura St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202
AIA Design Charrette Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Ave. Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Public Community Engagement Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. MOCA Jacksonville Theater (prior to Art Walk) 333 Laura St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202