Collins Avenue (State Road A1A) is the main thoroughfare in the oceanfront community of Bal Harbour, Florida. ORDA created a sub-tropical aesthetic that portrays a resort community image. Elements incorporated into the streetscape design are bus shelters, decorative paving, benches, trash receptacles, lighting and lush landscaping. The predominate tree used in the median was the Coconut Palm, a tree that reflects the subtropical image of South Florida. The ‘Zahedii’ Date Palm lines the swales which gives it a majestic look. ORDA worked closely with the Village and the Florida Department of Transportation to achieve one of the most beautiful and iconic streetscapes in Florida.
Client: Bal Harbour Village, Florida
Services: Landscape Architecture, Construction Administration