Little Haiti Cultural Center
Local Community Complex
The new community-use campus maintained the existing Caribbean Marketplace and added two new buildings. The project included a 250-seat theater with dance and drama rehearsal halls and a Cultural Center with an art gallery, arts and crafts workshops, and community meeting rooms. A large open plaza, designed to host outdoor community events, joined the two new buildings. Traditional Caribbean art and architecture influence combined with a modern representation inspired the design for the new Cultural Campus. The plan included the Little Haiti Soccer Field which connected to the Cultural Campus via street improvements, a professional regulation soccer field, a practice field, a 750-seat grand stand, a vita course, tot lot, water play area and a domino park. The project was also planned to accommodate the addition of a second and third phase which provided offices for parks and city employees as well as additional sports facilities.