ArquitectonicaGEO Visits Wynwood To Work On Neighborhood Master Plan

The first step in preparing a streetscape master plan for an entire neighborhood? Visit it.

That’s what the team from design firm ArquitectonicaGEO last week, after being awarded a contract to develop the Wynwood Streetscape and Street Tree Masterplan, according to their Instagram account.

ArquitectonicaGEO beat out nine other firms for the $615,400 design contract, which Miami commissioners approved earlier this year.

The firm is tasked with creating a “living street,” with trees and other streetscape improvements.

 

(Photos: Monica Grigorescu)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I wish Miami-Dade transit would extend the metromover from school board station up north miami ave for midtown and wynwood could be connected via rail with downtown and brickell.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly, this seems to be a no brainer. The Metrover starts in the financial district of Brickell and it ends in the Melo district where there is plenty of space to continue the line up to Wynwood and north to the shops of Midtown. One can only hope that some of the Miami commissioners read these comments. Please make it happen.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A no-brainier would be utilizing the FEC line for Tri-Rail, which finally is coming to fruition the past couple weeks since the station opened.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Both can happen simultaneously. FEC/TriRail Coastal would be similar to Metrorail, with 1 neighborhood stop, while metromover would have more local stops.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Go campaign at City Hall if you feel this strongly.

Suomynona
2 years ago

I don’t.

Make it NE and NW 2nd Aves instead. A Wynwood/Edgewater loop, because it’s land mass is significantly larger than Brickell or the CBD.

marc
2 years ago

Split the difference and make it half the cost. Go up Miami Ave. Walking 2-3 blocks in either direction wont kill anyone.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly and North Miami Avenue is wider so it come accommodate one lane being taken around for the metromover pillars.

Suomynona
2 years ago

Twice as far to a station than anywhere in Brickell or cbd. Makes sense for an address that’s blowing up. Not.

Anonymous
2 years ago

i’d much rather prefer a street level light rail line, although, might be willing to work with what we’ve got.

elevated lines and stations are very expensive.

Anonymous
2 years ago

NO! It has to be Metromover or Metromover! No light rail, Tri-Rail, or Metrorail, because my parents didn’t budget for me to pay fares, and I wanna feel like I’m at Disneyland!

/sarcasm

Anonymous
2 years ago

Elevated lines take only one lane away and dont get stuck or could hit cars.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Except els ruin streetscapes and/or any potential. Why do you think conversations about removing the Downtown Distributor come up every so often?

Also, any streetcars/light rail could be grade-separated anyway.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They still have to course intersections.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How does street level transit improve traffic while occupying a lane of traffic? Also flooding in Miami? Elevated transit with wider pedestrian sidewalks makes more sense

Anonymous
2 years ago

How much would you be willing to pay for a ticket from the A&E to wynwood?

Anonymous
2 years ago

$1

Anonymous
2 years ago

You had me until Arquitectonica.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wynwood is already completely played out so its ripe for some corny lazy ass designs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Expert advice is always welcomed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’d start by putting all the ugly wiring underground.
Then we can plant trees and ultimately create a signature lighting plan.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please, no! Given the limited budget we have to work with (everywhere…) let’s put the money somewhere useful… just ignore the power lines, they’re not that big of a deal.

how about wider sidewalks, more shade trees and bike lanes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I don’t think that’ll help much.

anonymous
2 years ago

I agree. Wynwood has an industrial feel to it… the power lines work.

Suomynona
2 years ago

Yup.

Step one to making your neighborhood not look like a dump: underground utilities.

Step two: landscaping.

I will now gladly accept half of what they are paying arquicraptonica. I will even split it 50/50 with you, good person.

Anonymous
2 years ago

He’s saying the place looks like a dump… lol……..

Suomynona
2 years ago

Clearly. And i said underground powerlines and landscaping it’s the quickest way to fix that.

Anonymous
2 years ago

You should rally for city Commissioner with all those forward thinking ideas!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wonder with so many condos paying high taxes in the Brickell neighborhood, we have a crappy landscaping and not even a decent road… brickell bay drive between 8 street and 14 street is worse than a road in Haiti
Not trash containers on the street ( some times a walk 2 blocks with my dog poop on a bag until I found a trash container !!!
We don’t even have schools or good police for the amount of taxes we are paying
Good luck Windwood!! Hope you get at least couple of trees with that budget!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seriously dude, you talk and write as if the highest you got to in school was the 5th grade.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dude??? ( you most be 17, aren’t you??
English is my third language … I might have the influence of Ernest Hemingway’s writing … and the inspiration of Gertrude Stein and the sharpenes of John Dos Pasos ( but you probably have not idea who wast the Lost Generation)

after 5th grade I completed high school in French and Spanish, went to medical school, and had a master in pharmacology and biochemistry then I did my residency in Costa Rica, did a fellowship in France,
And completed a residency in emergency medicine from SUNY and also a residency in pediatrics

When I retire in few years I will go back to school to improve my English and finish my master in Russian Literature of the 19 century !!
You probably wouldn’t be able to digest War and Peace or Ana Karenina …..

My
Sugestión Dude, for you to stop using that word! DUDE
is for you to read in English,

Jane Austen
The Brontes sisters
Willian Makepeace Thackeray
Charles Dickens
Robert Louis Stevenson
James Joyce

And at least try
O’Henry
Scott Fitzgerald
Edith Wharton
Louisa May Alcot

Mark Twain… oh, I forgot … it’s not longer permitted in schools !!!

Go back to play in your iPhone, Dude!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Touché!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Alright, I’ll go back to playing on my iPhone, Madam!

Anonymous
2 years ago

“It’s not a lie if you believe.”

George Costanza

Anonymous
2 years ago

Most American that graduate from high school have a 5th grade level in reading , writing and comprehension……

Anonymous
2 years ago

Just for your information, most American (by the way,that should be Americans, plural?) in the fifth grade can read much better English than you as an adult with your graduate degree. Learn English, you grandiose idiot!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Be active, talk to your neighborhood association and your local city commissioner.. complaining on an internet board wont help you. also don’t assume that someone else has complained, they probably haven’t.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow… Wynwood still has a long way to go to be fully developed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The pictures makes it seem like you could be somewhere in Mexico.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And be assaulted too!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Or Little Havana, or Hunduras, or Haiti or the entire Central America. Lol

anonymous
2 years ago

This makes me very happy. Wynwood is my favorite neighborhood in Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“Arquitectonica beat out nine other firms for the $615,400 design contract, which Miami commissioners approved earlier this year.”

In other words, Arquitectonica bribed Miami commissioners.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yep… Miami is rifted with crony capitalism.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s not much of a budget for that what are they going to plant weeds? That place needs wide sidewalks and reconstructed roads to name a few. Please for crying out loud wide sidewalk going all the way out to the street! I hate 4 feet wide sidewalks with that patch of grass on the side oh my gosh how I hate that! How are you encouraging walkability when you can’t even build sidewalks wide enough to walk on?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Read the article. The money is for a design contract, not a construction contract.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The whole place looks third world to me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think that is part of the charm. Not everyone wants to spend all their time in air conditioned boca raton type shopping malls eating at chick filet. The mallification of miami sucks. There are plenty of places in miami you can go but you don’t need for everything to be the same just because you like things one way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

There are many areas in Miami that already looks third world. Good thing there’s Brickell which has that modern feel.

Arch
2 years ago

Brickell has that “modern feel”? Still feels like a half-empty slum compared to the real cities of the world.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I didn’t know that the Brickell area is a city? I guess one can compare the Brickell area of Miami to some other city like Hong Kong then?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow. “Half-empty slum”. You either haven’t been to Brickell in many years or have a serious learning disabilty.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Most Wynwooders are probably Boca kids who like Wynwood because it feels like a Third World theme park, complete with Zika outbreaks. All you have to do is hire homeless people from under the MacArthur to yell “Wallet and phone!” at them for an authentic Third World, culturally enriching experience outside of Latin America and Europe’s no-go zones.

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol lol lol lol lol………

Anonymous
2 years ago

How about bringing back some of the child molesters? They are all forced to live in Homestead. Pitiful laws that don’t make sense. When you are 16, 17 years old your hormones are at full force and you DO know what you are doing and what you want.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Really? We sent all the faggots and transvestites up to Boca. Can’t walk around in Boca’s city place without being overwhelmed by all the faggots.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Even third world countries have more appeal than those ugly power lines shitty sidewalks, ugly parking lots. Have you seen Dubai’s Box Park neighborhood? It’s sleek, wide sidewalks, no over hanging power lines and beautiful unique lighting. We need to get rid of those ugly powerlines before we move to Second World category.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now here’s another person like me who’s saying the area looks “third world.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

What have you two first worlders done to improve our city? Or any city?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Talk about it until people like you realize that a place like this area looks “third world.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

I though this was an 18+ site.
Regardless, these kids Talk shit about Miami but they has 305 tattoos on forehead….