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McNab House and Botanical Gardens Project Takes Root

After careful review of the input gathered during several public meetings, the Pompano Beach CRA has tapped Bermello Ajamil & Partners (BA) to begin the major site plan process for the McNab House and Botanical Gardens Project. The CRA has also selected renowned placemaking consultant Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (BRV) to advise on the programming, amenities, and events that will energize the space and create a welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike.

“We are thrilled to have these two outstanding firms working in concert to create a stunning destination for our City,” said Nguyen Tran, CRA Director. “Throughout the next year, as we finalize the master plan and enter into the site plan process, there will be more opportunities for public engagement before the construction phase commences.”

The CRA embarked on this ambitious plan to transform the underutilized McNab Park into a vibrant destination featuring a restaurant, event pavilion, and botanical garden. BA has been involved with the project from the beginning, creating the conceptual plan, which also includes a classroom/multipurpose building, a children’s garden and playground, and a modest water feature, along with accompanying infrastructure, lush landscaping, and other elements.

To ensure a successful and comprehensive project, BA has assembled a team of experts including Kravit Architectural who will lead the design of the McNab House and Garage conversions, including the kitchen, restaurant restrooms, and event pavilion. BA Architecture will focus on the classroom, restroom, and maintenance buildings.

To achieve a cohesive design aligned with programming goals, BRV has joined the team at this stage. They'll analyze and optimize the plans, fostering collaboration between all elements to streamline operations and maximize revenue potential, while minimizing unnecessary capital and operational costs.

BRV is a well-known placemaking consulting firm that creates, redevelops, and operates parks, public spaces, neighborhood streetscapes, and the public realms of mixed-use developments. Some of the firm’s key projects include Bryant Park in New York City; Mission Rock in San Francisco, California; Fair Park in Dallas, Texas and many others.

The CRA recently had their first architectural meeting to review the master plan, fine tune the square footage of the buildings, and review the operational structure. The next milestone in this transformative project will be the announcement of the restaurant operator, which is anticipated in the coming months.

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