Project Type: Neighborhood Revitalization
Project Status: Completed
Site Area: 1,700 acres
Team: PlusUrbia Design + National Trust for Historic Preservation + Dade Heritage Trust + Urban Health Partnerships + Live Healthy Little Havana + City of Miami
Client: Health Foundation of South Florida
Plusurbia led the team in the partnership, preserving the authenticity of Little Havana while creating design guidelines for proper growth and development and setting the stage for zoning recommendations.
The unprecedented project was in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which named Little Havana a “National Treasure.” The effort also focused on healthy urban living, a goal of project partner Live Healthy Little Havana. Dade Heritage Trust and Urban Health Partnerships were also partners in this initiative to retain character, density, scale, and affordability in Little Havana.
This is an outgrowth of PlusUrbia’s advocacy for a complete streets approach to the pending FDOT redesign of the Calle Ocho corridor (SW 7 and SW 8 streets between SW 27 and Brickell avenue). Images were created of a 21st-century Calle Ocho with multimodal transportation alternatives such as dedicated bike and transit lanes, comfortable wide sidewalks, and additional safe crosswalks in a vibrant urban setting.
Dade Heritage Trust 2017 Annual Preservation Award
Making Cities Livable Conference – Honor Award for Excellence – A Healthy City for All 2019
APA Florida 2019 Award of Excellence in the Grassroots Initiative category
APA Florida Gold Coast Chapter 2019 Award of Excellence for Best Plan, Report, or Study