Is the new dockmaster building too large?
|Photo courtesy of McHarry Associates, project architect|
It seems a bit ridiculous at first, but when you think that the marina is the largest wet slip marina on the east coast, with 2000 wet slips and dry storage for boats, maybe an impressive structure is what's called for.
The waterfront is the home to the best winter sailing with regattas spreading out over three months and this would be a great resource for them, but then I was reminded that this marina has nothing to do with the regattas. It consists of private boat slips for very large boats.
But, the new building will incorporate, demonstrate, and educate users and visitors on practical sustainable design concepts tailored to the South Florida and Florida Keys environment. In this regard, the project is tracking a Silver Level certification from the US Green Building Council. I still question such large structures at the water's edge (this is 50 feet back by law), still too close for comfort.
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