SOUTHWEST STREET TREE MASTER PLAN – PROJECT PHASING
PHASE 1 - Pilot Project Master Plan
Task 1: Site Analysis and Assessment - Completed
Conduct environmental site analysis of the area to consider existing site conditions, inventory components, and frequency of updates, canopy cover, GPS Tree Inventory, knowledge about the composition and structure of the City’s urban forest, opportunities, and constraints, along with neighborhood and civic interests.
Task 2: Development of Community Outreach, Public Input Process and Consensus Building - Ongoing
Embark on the community outreach process, seek to build resident support for the Street Tree and Streetscape planning project, and solicit community comment on how the Master Plan should be designed to meet the needs of residents and visitors. The community outreach, public input, and consensus building effort will be integral to a successful Master Plan and design process.
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Task 3: Pilot Projects Master Plan and Schematics - Ongoing
Based on needs assessment and community outreach, a Master Plan for Pilot Projects shall be developed. This Pilot Project Master Plan shall reflect the needs and interests identified by the community, the City, grant contract provisions, and other key partners. A palette of recommended plants to be used in the pilot project will also be developed, making use of existing resources from the Tree Trust Fund. This Pilot Project shall also identify the areas of the study area that have the highest priority for implementation based on a needs assessment of the site, and including community input.
Task 4: Presentation to Miami City Commission for Final Pilot Project Master Plan Adoption - Pending
Once the Pilot Project Landscape Master Plan has been drafted, the Consultant shall make a presentation to the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board and the Miami City Commission detailing the components of the Plan, highlighting the identified maintenance priorities, and recognizing the extent of community outreach and involvement attained in developing the Master Plan.
PHASE 2 - Plot Project Design
Task 2.1: Site Analysis and Assessment Phase - Pending
The Consultant team will categorized areas according to their maintenance status and will diagnose remaining areas not covered in Phase I, for renovation interventions of specific degree of intervention based on the site analysis observations.
Task 2.2: Community Outreach - Pending
The purpose of Phase II meetings will be to seek community input on particular issues for each neighborhood, as further development plans are prepared for the individual neighborhoods. Given that individual tree conditions will now be documented, Consultant team experts will be able to address individual concerns regarding tree assessments.
Task 2.3: Master Plan Schematics and Guidelines for Remaining Study Area - Pending
Design Guidelines and Documentation of Master Plan
Consultant shall develop specific design guidelines chapters for the following areas:
Riverview Historic District, Shenandoah North Streetscape, Bird Road/Douglas Station Streetscape, Southwest 27th Ave Streetscape, Southwest 8th Street - Streetscape Design Guidelines. The scope of these design guidelines will be general and at masterplan level
Sustainable Design Guidelines
Consultant shall develop sustainable streetscape design guidelines, green infrastructure and resilience strategies for following areas:
Riverview Historic District, Shenandoah North, Bird Road/Douglas Station, Southwest 27th Ave, Southwest 8th Street
Task 2.4: Cost Estimate – Maintenance Plan - Pending
Consultant Team will outline in collaboration city staff, preliminary operating cost estimates for implementation of the proposed phases. Consultant will also assist in the operating cost and maintenance plan from the sustainability aspects of the proposed strategies for the study area.
Task 2.5: Urban Forester Needs - Pending
Assess the City’s need to utilize an Urban Forester, whose responsibilities include long-term care and management of urban city trees. Identify Urban Forester’s involvement in both maximizing the benefits of urban forests and minimizing associated cost, as well as providing expertise on vegetation resources, community framework and resource management.
Task 2.6: Street Tree Master Plan - Pending
The components of the Management Plan shall include assessments of tree and horticultural resources; long-term, intermediate, and short-term for tree canopy cover, species diversity and tree age distribution; program and system descriptions for tree risk management, plant health care, curb/sidewalk repair; Management Plan and mechanism for integrating feedback into the Management Plan.