One Pulse Foundation files plans for interim memorial

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The One Pulse Foundation has submitted plans for an interim memorial to be located on the Pulse Nightclub site on South Orange Avenue.

The plans, penned by Dix Hite landscape architects, focuses on the grounds themselves and the parking lot area, rather than the main structure itself. The interim memorial park design would replace the existing fence with a more artistic one that will incorporate murals into the structure.

Other notable features include more landscaping, benches and other permanent seating, the original Pulse sign, and a perforated wall structure that will allow visitors to leave flowers and small offerings by threading them into small holes built into the wall itself. One section of the park will have AstroTurf for people to gather on.

This park is planned to last for only two years, with a possible one year extension, after which it will be replaced with something more permanent.

City staff is recommending that certain conditions must be met prior to the issuing of a Temporary Use Permit for the memorial park, including a parking management plan for off-site parking, wayfinding signage, an on-site security plan, a maintenance plan for trash collection, and lighting improvements.

The application for a Temporary Use Permit for these improvements will go before the City Commissioners on October 9, 2017.

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