Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
October 9, 2017
District: 4 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

A Temporary Use Permit for Interim Memorial Improvements to the Pulse Nightclub Site


Barbara Poma and the One Pulse Foundation have produced interim plans for the Pulse nightclub site on South Orange Avenue.  The site has largely remained untouched since the incident occurred over a year ago in June 2016; in fact, the fence erected by the FBI still exists on the site. 

Dix Hite landscape architects and the foundation's task force have collaborated on a vision for the site that replaces the fence with a more durable and artistic one that will incorporate tribute murals, offers more landscaping, enhances the seating on the site, secures the Pulse “sign”, and offers an organized location for people to leave offerings on a small perforated wall structure.  Lighting, parking and other maintenance performance standards are part of the package that is also contemplated for this interim installation, as the applicant works on a design competition process for a more permanent monument. 

The current proposal is intended to last up to two years, but could be extended by the Planning Official if needs be for up to three 1-year extensions; the time period does not begin until a certificate of completion is issued for the interim improvements.

Plans for the proposed interim improvements are attached, along with rules for conduct on the property, a mission statement for the One Pulse Foundation that will be displayed on the site, and a memo with further conditions of approval for the Temporary Use Permit.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Approval of the Temporary Use Permit, as outlined and conditioned in the attached memorandum, and proper filing by the City Planning Division and City Clerk (File #: DET2017-10051).

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Jason Burton, Chief Planner -
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 9/28/2017 11:43 AM
City Clerk 9/28/2017 12:01 PM

Name: Description: Type:
Memo_-_Temporary_Use_Permit_(3).pdf Memo - Temporary Use Permit Backup Material
2017-09-18_Draft_Temporary_Use_Permit_Plans.pdf Interim Memorial Plans Backup Material
onePULSE_Rules_and_Regulations.pdf Rules of Conduct Backup Material
Welcome_Sign_with_Mission.pdf Mission Statement Sign Backup Material

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