Coral Gables, Florida
Local Office collaborated with Cooper Robertson and Partners on a new vision for the four-block commercial and cultural heart of Coral Gables, Florida, known locally as “The Miracle Mile.”
Upgrading the streetscape for both resiliency and an increased focus on the pedestrian, while preserving the existing monuments and mature live oaks, required a creative solution to the grading and drainage. Local Office proposed a curbless design that could absorb the high-volume rain events, siphoning the runoff to the plant roots, while maintaining a pedestrian-friendly, fully-accessible, boulevard aesthetic. The design team worked with the local percent-for-art initiative to identify sites for public sculpture amongst the vibrant new plantings, modern street furniture and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
Construction is currently underway on the $20 million project.