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.