CORAL SPRINGS, FL – To create more public art across the city, Coral Springs has pushed to wrap utility boxes at major traffic intersections with artistic images of nature and city-related history.

Two years ago, five utility boxes were covered in unique art displays at intersections along Sample Road and Atlantic Boulevard.

And now, four new colorful designs are coming to utility boxes at intersections along University Drive and Sample Road with colorful names such as “Exquisite Peacock” and “Tropical Paradise.”

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By this winter, the designs are expected to be wrapped around Florida Department of Transportation-owned properties at:

- NW 31st Court and University Drive (“Exquisite Peacock”)

- University Drive and Sample Road (“Native Flora”)

- University Drive and Sample Road (“Tropical Paradise”)

- NW 101st Avenue and Sample Road (“Growing is Key”)

City commissioners approved the designs this month, with Commissioner Larry Vignola voting against them.

Vignola was concerned that the “Exquisite Peacock” would not look right because of the way the peacock would be wrapped around the utility box. City officials will look at adjusting the design.

“Looks fantastic to me,” Mayor Scott Brook said when reviewing the four designs.

The new designs were picked from 342 submittals to the city’s Public Art Committee, which narrowed the selection to 30 and eventually four.

The costs associated with the four designs and wrapping them around the utility boxes could not be determined.


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