Wynwood’s 3rd Avenue To Become A Woonerf; ArquitectonicaGEO Designing Neighborhood Tree Plan

Wynwood’s NW 3rd Avenue is planned to become a woonerf, and the rest of the neighborhood will be getting a new streetscape and tree plan.

A $392,900 contract to design the Wynwood 3rd Avenue Woonerf could be awarded to Brooklyn’s Local Office Landscape at a city commission meeting on March 8. The firm was ranked highest out of eight bidders.

A woonerf is a living street as originally implemented in the Netherlands, which includes shared space inclusive of bicycles, traffic calming devices, and low speed limits.

Separately, ArquitectonicaGEO is in line for a city contract to create a new streetscape and tree plan for Wynwood.

Commissioners are to vote on a deal that would award the architecture firm $615,400 to develop a blueprint for a “living street” consisting of trees and other streetscape improvements.

Nine firms bid for the contract. A city evaluation committee was tasked with finding which firm had the most experience and qualifications, resulting in Arquitectonica ranking highest.

Ironically, Arquitectonica’s chief was accused of illegally cutting down Mangrove trees last year.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I love this…gives that mainstreet small town feel and it’s pretty.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Awesome. We need more of these throughout the city and also on Miami Beach.

marc
2 years ago

Woooooooonerf!

Miami
2 years ago

GREAT NEWS!!!!! WE NEED MORE OF THESE.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It is ArquitectonicaGEO, not Arquitectonica who will be designing the street plan for Wynwood.

Z.A.
2 years ago

I think they should close off NW 2nd Ave to all cars btw 20-29 streets

BDub
2 years ago

Would need at least parking (and guards) at the ends, otherwise it’s just going to shift traffic onto nearby streets.
Copying Design District’s drop/pickup any station might be feasible depending on pricing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

There is a proposal to do a pop-up of that concept! Vote on it: https://www.publicspacechallenge.org/place/530261

Anonymous
2 years ago

more of this PLEASE!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh STFU with woonerf, that is not a known English word. its dutch and we use other terms for those types of streets

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah really.
So Giralda is a woonerf? Mews? Pedestrian Blvd?

marc
2 years ago

Is Giralda open to traffic?

DMo
2 years ago

lol thought the same thing. can’t imagine any first gen hispanics ever using that term.

Anonymous
2 years ago

>Implying that we’re all Hispanic.

I assume Woonerf is a working title as a reference, sort of like developers calling a grand street a Champs-Élysées.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They’re not even translating it well. Woon is residential and erf is something like court or place. Woonerf just means residential district. A living street would be levende straat.

Yohan Perez
2 years ago

The problem is its only 4 blocks long 🙁

aceraroja
2 years ago

I don’t understand the need to use an obscure Dutch word for the kind of urban streets you find in every single country. But yeah, good.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Gotta be obscure–and certainly not mainstream–in Wynwood. Also, Wynwoonerf has a certain ring to it (more like a ruptured eardrum ring, but that’s metal).

anonymous
2 years ago

Love!!!

Randy
2 years ago

Let’s hope they think outta da box.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hard to see how Arquitectonica would rank highest for this project.

CitizenofMiami
2 years ago

This is not Arquitectonica, it’s ArquitectonicaGEO! different entity.

MAGAFan 2
2 years ago

What about traffic? If Miami was supposed to have these woonuffs we would have put them in when the city was first built. Sounds like more European socialism to me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because nothing should ever change from what it started as.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Because European socialism is so awful and they have such horrible secure lives and such poor infrastructure and such bad tree lined streets and who would ever want free healthcare and public transportation and low crime and secure pensions?

Anonymous
2 years ago

so basically a smaller street?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Depending on where they put the trees will they interfere with the graffiti art? One thing I know wynwood is tree with a little bit of shade but then again that kinda the beauty of wynwood. Just open space with nothing but buildings and art an I like it that way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s a fair consideration. The murals made Wynwood. Hiding them from the street might be the wrong thing to do. Maybe they’ll use palm trees. That said, it’s ironic how they want to change this industrial hood into a Garden of Eden. What, downtown Miami couldn’t use some trees?