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Huizenga Park Visioning Briefing Book

2023 ASLA Florida Planning and Analysis Award

Cadence provided landscape architectural services to the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale’s DowntownFTL Parks Investment Strategy for a reimagination of Huizenga Park. The redesign intent was to reclaim downtown waterfront space for a place to meet, connect and bring visitors closer to the New River

As part of a multi-disciplinary professional advisory team, Cadence participated in the review of the downtown park network, researched successful public/private park project case-studies, performed DDA board workshops and studied existing park spaces in Conceptual Design. Cadence’s redesign submission included multi-generational appeal and took advantage of prime open space to connect the public to the New River, both physically and socially – laying the groundwork for a reimagined Huizenga Park. 

To close out the effort, Cadence produced a park visioning briefing book that demonstrated the public health value in public park investment. The briefing book was also a guide and resource issued with the national RFP that went out. Perkins Will was awarded the next phases of design work for Huzienga Park.

Advisory Committee for the Downtown Park Strategy: 
Architecture Alliance Landscape
Corradino Group
Kathy Blaha Consulting
Matthew Schnur

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Huizenga Park Visioning Briefing Book

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