Westchester Cultural Arts Center

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GOB Allocation:  $8 million (Amount under Contract:  $888,000)
The Westchester Cultural Arts Center, a new cultural facility to be built within Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 Street. This new cultural center is pioneered by Senator Javier D. Souto, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 10, who has championed the need for a state-of-the-art cultural center to serve the families and children principally in the western region of Miami-Dade County. 

Construction Bids

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs has released bid documents for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment for construction of the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, which will be located at the main entrance to Tropical Park. Sealed construction bids must be received in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 17-202 in Miami, by Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The Westchester Cultural Arts Center will principally serve the families and children in the western region of Miami-Dade County in District 10. Funded by the voter-approved Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond program, the Westchester Cultural Arts Center will provide cultural programming and instruction focusing on Hispanic arts and culture. Designed by Zyscovich Architects, the project features 11,000 square foot of new construction, including a main theater building with its supporting spaces, a lobby area which will serve as an art gallery. The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department collaborated to develop the plan for the Center which will offer exciting new cultural and recreational programs in one of the County’s most popular recreational resources, Tropical Park.

Copy of Construction Documents

Bidders may obtain a copy of construction documents on a CD for a fee of $50.00 or a full set of printed documents for construction at the bidder’s expense from the office of Go Green Document Solutions, Inc., located at 3715 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133. Bidders may contact the office directly at 786-360-2041.

A pre-bid site visit and conference will be held to discuss the general requirements of the project:

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST

Tropical Park, Mary Abreu Community Center

7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

For more information on the bid package and bid process for the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, please visit the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs website http://www.miamidadearts.org/news/westchester-cultural-arts-center-wcac-advertisement-construction-bids.

The project includes Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Small Business Development (SBD) Construction Goals and Goods and Services Goals, and in accordance with the Miami-Dade County Code, the bidding process is subject to “Cone of Silence” regulations. All requests for additional information must be submitted in writing to L. Carolina Alfonso, Cultural Affairs Project Manager, via e-mail at carana@miamidade.gov and must also copy the clerk of the board at Clerk.Board@miamidade.gov.

Facts and Renderings: 

Ceremonia de inicio de construcción - Enlace de Prensa en Español


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