On the Move. As a part of the City of Miami Beach's Planned Progress program of capital improvements, the 10th Street Auditorium complex is being completely renovated. A key element of the plan, developed by Todd Tragash of STA Architectural Group, will be to separate the original Beach Patrol Headquarters building (Robert Taylor, 1934) from the Oceanfront Auditorium (Leonard Glasser, 1954). The MiMo facade along Ocean Drive will be maintained, with a state-of-the-art new building going up behind, that will open up pedestrian access along the beach walk between the two structures. The new project will feature additional facilities for the Beach Patrol, as well as expanded office, storage, retail, educational, and exhibition space for MDPL.
During the construction period, MDPL will be operating from two different locations. The Art Deco Gift Shop will maintain its Ocean Drive address, moving two blocks north to 1200 Ocean Dr. The administrative office has relocated to Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Avenue.
When construction is complete, the new Art Deco Welcome Center will serve as a central Welcome Center for visitors and residents, offering tourist information, educational and interpretive activities in the new museum/gallery space, expanded offerings in the Art Deco Gift Shop, and a full series of lectures, films, and other events in conjunction with other Miami Beach cultural and historical institutions.
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