Launch

Underwater HOA volunteers are hard at work in creating the organizational framework for the Underwater HOA.  They will launch the initiative on November 8, 2018, during the opening of Xavier Cortada’s “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA” exhibition (premiering works he created during 2007 in Antarctica) at the Hibiscus Gallery in Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road.

Mapping

On December 2, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Underwater HOA volunteers will be at Pinecrest Gardens distributing markers to residents of the Village of Pinecrest.  Residents will show their ID and will be informed of their property’s elevation. Residents will be given a corresponding marker (depicting the land elevation of their property) and will be asked to place it in their front yard through December 9, 2018.

Organizing

During December 2018, Pinecrest residents will be encouraged to meet informally block by block and begin exploring issues they want to consider in addressing sea level rise.  They will do this as they prepare and self-organize for the inaugural meeting of the Underwater HOA on January 9th.

Inaugural Meeting/Official Meeting Notice

The inaugural meeting for the Underwater HOA is scheduled for January 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m., at Xavier Cortada’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road.  The organization will elect officers and ratify the by-laws. One vote per household. Only individuals bringing picture IDs and proof of elevation (marker previously distributed) will be allowed to vote.

 

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A participatory public art project by
Xavier Cortada, Pinecrest Gardens Artist-in-Residence

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