Dinner for Farmers 2017. The Vizcaya Village
Urban Garden at the Vizcaya Village. Vizcaya Village Open House, April 9, 2017
Staff Residence, the Vizcaya Village. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Archives
Rendering of proposed plans for the Vizcaya Village.
Touring the Vizcaya Village. The Vizcaya Village Open House on April 9, 2017.
Free art activities at the Vizcaya Village Open House on April 9, 2017.
Vizcaya was built 100 years ago by James Deering, who shaped the future of Miami. He defined waterfront living, introduced art and internationalism to our community and launched a spirited social scene. You could say this National Historic Landmark was Miami’s original hotspot.
Vizcaya welcomes our community for an immersive experience where history, art and nature converge. Most of us are familiar with Vizcaya’s extraordinary bayfront house and gardens. Located across South Miami Avenue from these is a lesser-known, but equally impressive part of our community’s history waiting to be discovered—the Vizcaya Village. Today we embark on a plan to restore the Village to create vibrant new programs for all of Miami-Dade County to enjoy.
Rooted in Miami’s History
Just steps from public transit and the future Underline, the Vizcaya Village will welcome pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, school groups, families, those who want to learn, and those looking to connect with nature. No matter your interest, Vizcaya Village will be THE place to gather and connect like never before.
Sheltered under large banyan trees, the Vizcaya Village features 11 architecturally significant buildings on 12 acres. Built in 1916 to make Vizcaya self-sufficient, the Village included staff quarters, a garage and workshops, barns, and greenhouses and fields that supplied fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables. The Village restoration will realize the full potential of Vizcaya as a cultural hub through year-round innovative programming and green space for residents and visitors. The property’s current $87.4 million economic impact will only multiply with the rebirth of the Village.
Reinventing Miami’s Future
The Vizcaya Village will inject our vibrant community with enriching activities and an inspiring space.
PROPOSED INITIAL WORK
PROPOSED INTERIM WORK
PROPOSED NEW FACILITIES