DRAFT PROPOSAL ONLY-
The Urban Environment League of Greater Miami
In Conjunction with Miami Neighborhoods United
And Dade Heritage Trust
Building Upon Our Shared Past:
The Tequesta Site Design Forum and Public Competition
On February 14, 2014, the HEPB Board of the
City of Miami challenged the developer of the Tequesta site (MetSquare) to return with a new plan that incorporated key archaeological/historical elements. MDM Development Corporation lawyer Gene Stearns also challenged public advocates for preserving the site to create viable plans to make the site work – both economically and in terms of dynamic accurate but historical interpretation. We agree and believe that broad public input into the site can be useful in building cooperation, community consensus and public knowledge about our shared past- and work with the developer and public officials .
Procedures: The UEL MNU and DHT in conjunction with local educational institutions, volunteers, and professionals will be provided an opportunity to present their conceptions of plans for the Tequesta site within an integrated plan for the downtown Miami waterfront.
Website: www.uel.org and links
Awards: $500- High School and Undergraduate $1000- Graduate and Professional
Locations: To be determined: close to site??
Three Linked Events
1. An Evening Introductory Forum: A Waterfront Through Time
-Speakers: Archaeologists, Architects, and Historians: Bob Carr,
-Arva Parks, Paul George, Gene Tinnie, Native American Representative
2. Saturday Morning Forum:
(1) 9-10 AM Comprehensive Ideas By Students of All Ages: Site Plans, Pathways, Visions of an Integrated Waterfront
(2) 10:15-11:15: Architectural Student Renderings of the Tequesta Site Design – Integrate into the Miami Waterfront
(3) 11:30-12:30: Historical Interpretation: Building Upon Our Shared Past
(4) Lunch Forum: The Economics and Management of the Tequesta Site
3. Final Evening Event:
Miami Waterfront Integration: Presentation of Design/Historical Interpretation/Business Management Plans
Public Comment period and Discussion with the MDM Developer