Van Alen Institute and the City of Miami have issued an RFQ to commission a multi-disciplinary design team for the redesign project of Jose Marti Park. The team needs to include the full range of professional urban design, landscape architecture, and engineering services and at least one Florida-licensed firm.
Jose Marti Park is 13-acre riverfront open space in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The Park experiences flooding from both the Miami River during high tides and from rainstorms due to its topography and lack of drainage features. For these reasons, the Park is emblematic of the challenges that river conditions present to communities throughout the South Florida region and other low-lying coastal areas.
The design team will work with Van Alen Institute and the City to ensure that this treasured public space serves the present and future needs of the Little Havana community. Innovative and thoughtful design should allow the park to minimize flood impacts to the neighborhood, adapt to sea level rise over time, and enhance waterfront access for residents. Ideally this project results in a solution that can be replicated in other places experiencing similar conditions.
The deadline for receipt of applications is February 27, 2019.
Photography: Scott McIntyre