Jose Marti Park Adaptive Redesign

City of Miami, FL

First project seeking WEDG in Florida | Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines

Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Inc. was retained by the City of Miami, Florida to provide design (phase 1) and master plan (phase 2) services for the adaptive redesign of Jose Marti Park. Phase one of this multimillion-dollar project started in November of 2019 and is expected to be completed by December of 2022. The 13-acre multi-use recreational space is located along the Miami River, at the eastern edge of a historically low-lying and low-income Hispanic community. Given its vulnerable location, both physically and socially, a participatory design process, that emphasizes the goals and aspirations of the surrounding community is integral to the success of this project. Paired with an approach centered on the three pillars of sustainable design | Economy, Ecology, and Equity | Curtis + Rogers’ design explores ways in which the park can minimize tidal flood impacts to the surrounding neighborhood, adapt to Sea-Level Rise, and enhance waterfront access to residents. Jose Marti Park Adaptive Redesign will serve as a model for climate-ready waterfront parks that can adapt to current and future flood risks associated with Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise. This project aims to be the first Waterfront Edge Design Guideline Verified project in Florida.