The Kravis Center Receives Unanimous Approval From The City Of West Palm Beach For Expansion Plans

by Holly Gambrell Apr 04, 2018 04:28 PM

The Kravis Center Receives Unanimous Approval From The City Of West Palm Beach For Expansion Plans

In late March, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts received unanimous approval from the West Palm Beach City Commission to move forward with its expansion plan.

The $50 million project will begin in April, with completion targeted for Oct. 2019. It will expand the Kravis Center’s glass-faced lobby, turn its entrance into a stepped plaza, add a valet garage on the east side of the structure and add a new ramp to the existing garage.

Highlights of the redesign project include more space to improve traffic flow and increasing the lobby size by more than 5,000 square feet. A bistro setting will be created in the lobby with more open and spacious seating areas for customers. Additional restrooms are also being added to the lobby.

On the plaza, colorful water features and expansive landscape will be added to make the venue a walkable destination and easier to navigate for walkers and bicyclists. 

The expansion also includes “Embrace,” a sculpture created by Robin Oglesbee-Venghaus, which will serve as the focal point of the plaza area. A second plaza at the corner of Tamarind and Okeechobee, with an interactive marquee and benches, will also be added.

To find out more information, visit kravis.org.

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.832.7469; kravis.org

Rendering courtesy of Visionary Spectacle Studios

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