Now we are moving forward with a bigger version of our Midtown 34th Street project called Colony1. We have been awarded a 50 year land lease in Wynwood to build a sustainability center for Miami. The center will provide opportunities for residents to learn to grow food, receive a permaculture education, eat and buy locally produced goods, engage in sustainable water, energy and architectural design systems. The center will also host an art and science residency program where an artist and scientist will be paired to produce programming that will heighten environmental awareness through contemporary art. The center is in Wynwood, but straddles Overtown and Allapattah, two of the most underserved areas in Miami. Our goal is to be a bridge between these communities and facilitate community connectivity to bring Miami towards resiliency in the face of climate change, economics and gentrification.
Funded by Miami, FL (April 2014)