The Waterfront Alliance has announced that the Jose Marti Park project in Miami, Florida, has achieved WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Verification, making it the first project in Florida and the twelfth nationally to attain this gold standard for resilient, accessible, and ecologically sound waterfront design.
Cummins Cederberg partnered with the prime landscape architect, Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, to provide the waterfront engineering design components which includes a boardwalk, living shoreline, engineering inspections, marine resource survey, flood mitigation design, environmental permitting, submerged lands authorizations, and design of a water taxi slip for potential water-based commuter services.
As part of the Miami Forever Bond, the park’s adaptive redesign, sponsored by District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo, focuses on climate adaptive solutions for sea-level rise mitigation and flood prevention. The project, which has undergone an extensive collaboration and coordination process, introduces numerous demonstration features for water resilience including hybrid green-grey forms of shoreline infrastructure, living shorelines, and more. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and complete in 2027. For more information on the Waterfront Alliance announcement click here, and for the City of Miami’s announcement click here.