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.