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

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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

marc
marc

Woooooooonerf!

Miami
Miami

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Z.A.
Z.A.

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

BDub
BDub

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
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

more of this PLEASE!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

marc
marc

Is Giralda open to traffic?

DMo
DMo

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

>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
Anonymous

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
Yohan Perez

The problem is its only 4 blocks long 🙁

aceraroja
aceraroja

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
Anonymous

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
anonymous

Love!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

CitizenofMiami
CitizenofMiami

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

Randy
Randy

Let’s hope they think outta da box.

MAGAFan 2
MAGAFan 2

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
Anonymous

Because nothing should ever change from what it started as.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

so basically a smaller street?

Anonymous
Anonymous

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
Anonymous

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?