Coconut Grove Business District
Coconut Grove, FL
The City of Miami, hired Curtis + Rogers to provide design services related to streetscape renovations in the Coconut Grove Central Business District. The goal of the project was to review the existing problems with brick lifting and root intrusions in the sidewalks and evaluate existing tree conditions, while maintaining the existing wonderful character of Coconut Grove. A combination of solutions have been proposed and include new trees planted in conditions optimal for future growth, maintaining existing trees while improving their immediate growing environment and replacement of bricks set in a more suitable base material.
The Curtis + Rogers team included landscape architects, urban arborists and horticulturists all working together to develop creative solutions to the challenging conditions. Extensive meetings were held with members of the Coconut Grove Business District, businesses in the area and the general public to seek input and ideas for the project. Phase I (Florida Avenue, Mary Street, Virginia Street, Commodore Plaza) are complete. C+R has completed plans for Phase II (Grand Avenue & Main Highway). Grand Avenue is under construction with an estimated completion of Spring of 2019.