Updated April 17, 2013
Understanding the importance of extending and connecting the Riverwalk, Bjarke Ingels and I plan to activate the Riverwalk along the blighted stretch between the FEC tracks and the Esplanade. We are creating a dynamic environment filled with public art, restaurants, retail, and a café. We are also creating a Water Taxi and B-cycle hub that will encourage public transportation to Marina Lofts.
Importantly, while the zoning code requires us to set back 60’ along the New River, we have pulled back part of our phase 1 building up to 176’, which creates a huge public space along the New River of approximately 20,000 square feet. We envision that space to be a center of cultural programming, boating activity, a public transportation hub, and also a future farmers market.