The Scotty's RFP is in
OK, The RFP's are in for the Scotty's Landing site. There seems to be only one!
There were two, but one dropped out. Veleta dropped out, not sure why and the remaining proposal is by Harbour (rendering above). There is a casual waterfront proponent to the proposal and the rendering looks beautiful.
Michelle Niemeyer, the Waterfront Liaison for the Coconut Grove Village Council, was up all hours of the night putting this Drop Box together with all the plans and proposals, including the Waterfront Master Plan.
"The next steps will be a recommendation to the City Manager by the Selection Committee. The City Manager then makes a recommendation to the City Commission. Assuming it passes the City Commission, there would be a referendum of Miami voters to approve the lease," says Michelle.
Some of the items from Harbour's proposal for "The Harbour in Historic Coconut Grove"
Retail totaling 20,000 square feet inside an entirely renovated South Hangar, with emphasis onmarine-related supplies and equipment. As with the North Hangar, it will be thoroughly modernized and historically restored. An additional 2,700 square feet of convenience retail will be located in the space between the two hangars.
Preservation of all large trees existing on the property, particularly the signature banyan, which will anchor a new park. Banyan Tree Park will be a significant one-third acre in size, a passive area for relaxation and recreation open to the general public, and other open, green areas dot the site. Plantings will feature species native to Florida and dominant in Coconut Grove, and building materials and pathway pavers will use coral rock and other natural materials.
A monument and/or exhibit in the central roundabout at the heart of the property, celebrating the rich aviation history of Dinner Key and Coconut Grove. Intended to grow awareness, for residents and visitors alike, about the importance of Miami in the pioneering days of U.S. aviation, the installation will result from our proffered collaboration with HistoryMiami, our community’s leading historical association.
A four-story parking garage with 526 vehicle spaces above 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail shops. We propose for the garage to be directly accessible from South Bayshore Drive, with a curvaceous and soft-edged street-side wall and a densely foliated trellis canopy atop the entire garage, presenting a lushly green panorama to our neighbors across South Bayshore Drive. A “knee wall” design element will prevent car headlights from shining out and into nearby condominium windows at night.
Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Arquitectonica International
Jeremy C. Gauger, ArquitectonicaGEO
David Shea and Tanya Spaulding, Shea
Juan Berry, Berry Design Studio
John Brown and Jose Garcia, All-Go Construction Systems
Steve Ryder, Bellingham Marine
William Roof, Roof & Rack Products
Richard J. Heisenbottle, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects
Jose Muñoz, BCC Engineering
Anthony M. Graziano, Integra Realty Resources
And here is the Village Council Facebook Page. The VC is asking for your ideas which they would like to pass on to the Selection Committee for the project.
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