The Village is very excited about the new design of our Bal Harbour Jetty. The Village Council has selected Mikyoung Kim Design Studio, an internationally acclaimed, award winning landscape architectural firm as the best qualified after the review and careful consideration of various submittals by qualified firms. Mikyoung has worked in Boston, Miami, New York, Seoul and other major cities in developing innovative ways of integrating art and landscape ecologies to create memorable family-centered destinations.The firm has received over 50 design awards for their work including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), National Design Medal and numerous ASLA National Honor awards.
On July 11, 2019, the Village held the first Community Workshop for the Jetty Project. The 2nd Community Meeting was held on September 24, 2019, where information was shared regarding establishing an identity for the Jetty that would reflect the unique opportunities for placemaking at Bal Harbour. Mikyoung presented concepts that depicted an engagement with the water’s edge and nature, creating a diverse public space. The design team also brought the Village the preliminary design discussions for the Herman Fultz Parking area.
At the December 2019 Council Meeting, the Council approved the Basis of Design Report (BODR) for the Jetty, Cutwalk Project and also approved the additional service for MYKD to provide the visioning for the 96th Street Terminus in alignment with the design for the Jetty.
Staff held the Design Development Phase kick off meeting with the consultants on January 16, 2020, and the consultants have commenced the preliminary meetings with the environmental permitting agencies. Currently, our consultants are finalizing the environmental permits with the Army Corp of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Miami Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management. The next project milestone is the completion of Construction Drawings estimated beginning of 2023.