Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2014

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August 2014 65 role as representatives of the community, and provided valuable input throughout the design work. The construction consultant implemented the building improvements and was instrumental in managing activities, including coordinating work while city events took place. The city's project manager was the liaison between the city, CRA, design team, contractors, advisory boards, local resident groups and other government agencies. Land Use Key initiatives included beach dune enhancements, pedestrian improvements along the east and west side of Pompano Beach Boulevard, an exercise trail and fitness park, passive parks and playground upgrades, landscape beautification, lighting and site furnishings, beachfront parking and pedestrian plazas. The project also addressed necessary infrastructure improvements to support the Pompano Pier development. Design EDSA, the landscape architect, needed to satisfy all of the permitting requirements with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Fish and Wildlife before anything could be implemented. This included the arduous turtle lighting requirements, as the beachfront serves as an urban edge to the community. The main design component was the creation of a contemporary beachfront promenade composed of a monolithic surface. The landscape architect designed a white concrete promenade with exposed glass and Above & Top, Right Pompano Beach Boulevard in the east community redevelopment area was a stark, uninviting corridor with narrow sidewalks, and a roadway with vehicles traveling 50+ miles per hour. The new promenade is a generous 17-ft. wide sidewalk with two colored concrete black stripes (LM Scofield) along the edge for interest. There are also colored concrete bands with a rolled shell pattern. Parking, coconut palms and decorative lighting border the walk. All of the Beacon cut-off fixtures (on Ameron poles) have "turtle friendly" LED amber lamps. When sea turtles hatch on the beach, they instinctively crawl toward the ocean, however, bright beach lights can cause them to move toward the lights and away from the ocean. STOP (Sea Turtle Oversight Protection) reports its volunteers in Broward County have saved over 50,000 such hatchlings in just the last two years. Before

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