October 2018 Newsletter
Cotleur & Hearing Involved in Creating Florida’s Newest City – Westlake, FL
The City of Westlake is well underway as Palm Beach County’s newest city. Cotleur & Hearing is thrilled to be a part of the design team and is excited to see everything come to life. The City of Westlake has a thoughtfully crafted masterplan which includes walkable communities, a vibrant town center, and room for future economic development centers for central Palm Beach County. Cotleur & Hearing has been engaged in designing the masterplan, site plans, and landscape plans for most of the components of the City. A few of the items completed include roadway and landscape buffer designs for Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Town Center Parkway North, Multimodal Pathwaysystems, Community Identification Features, the Sales and Visitors Center and The Hammocks Community.
September 2018 Newsletter
Grand Opening of YourLife Memory Care
Don Hearing, Michelle Regan, and Amanda Huang had the privilege to attend the grand opening celebration for the Yourlife Memory Care facility in Stuart, Florida. Yourlife Memory Care is a state of the art facility offering seniors exceptional services, amenities, and programs needed to continue to lead meaningful, engaging lives.
The Stuart location is the first of many Yourlife facilities that Cotleur & Hearing has had the opportunity to be involved with. Cotleur & Hearing provided landscape design and planning services for the project, which included designing an expansive memory care courtyard.
August 2018 Newsletter
CH Team wins ASLA Florida Award for Florida Department of Transportation Beautification Project
We are pleased to announce the recent receipt of the ASLA Florida 2018 Award of Merit for the State Road 9 (Interstate 95) and State Road 862 (Interstate 595) Interchange Interchange Project – A Tropical Modern Transportation Beautification Project; From Barren Grass to Tropical Class: Creating an Unforgettable Gateway. The I-95 interchange at Interstate 595, which was once a barren, Aaron Wilbur, PLA and Rob Cotleur, PLA blank slate, has now become one of the most impressive examples of landscape architectural transportation designs in Florida. Identified as one of the major multi-modal gateway locations in South Florida, the interchange is one of the largest and most heavily trafficked interchanges in the state. The influence of this beautification project extends well beyond the approximately 400,000 vehicles that pass through the interchange daily since it is also viewed by numerous flights arriving at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and the commuter and freight trains passing directly alongside the interchange. The site provides a direct access to the Port Everglades Seaport, one of the busiest terminals in Florida. This project creates a bold, lasting, and memorable landscape architectural statement for multiple users.
July 2018 Newsletter
CH Landscape Architect Wins International Fellowship
Cotleur & Hearing landscape architect, Nicole Plunkett, recently concluded a year-long Fellowship in Washington, D.C. and gave a presentation of her research at the House of Sweden to a sold-out crowd of over 200 landscape architecture and allied professionals. Nicole was one of six recipients of the Inaugural Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership established by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) to support innovative ideas which have the potential to influence the field of landscape architecture. She was awarded $25,000 and participated in three 2.5 day residencies. Throughout the Fellowship, Nicole worked with her associated cohort to address critical themes in today’s world of landscape architecture. Reimagining highway Nicole Plunkett, FLAA Founder corridors, public spaces and the challenges of homelessness, and addressing water scarcity design strategies in rural India are a few examples of the projects focused on throughout the Fellowship year.
June 2018 Newsletter
UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings
United Technologies recently completed its 265,000-square-foot building to house the Center for Intelligent Buildings. The UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings state-of-the-art and interactive facility demonstrates new building technologies for security, fire safety, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The building has been designed to LEED Platinum standards and in a contemporary fashion to reflect the building’s purpose of developing cutting edge technologies and sustainable building design. It was designed with a glass wall on a portion of the east facing elevation as a means of highlighting the internal building systems that UTC specializes in developing. The building includes a fitness center, cafeteria, coffee bar, and other employee-focused uses to cater to the needs of the employees.
May 2018 Newsletter
Christ Fellowship Church in Port St. Lucie recently completed its 25,000-square-foot worship auditorium, which was the final phase of development for the new campus. The auditorium features 1,800 seats and became open to the public a few weeks ago. The auditorium is part of the overall church campus, which includes a 115,000-square-foot facility for ancillary uses such as children activities and bible studies. The site, formerly the Digital Domain Media Group building, was purchased from the city by the church for $13 million in July 2015. Cotleur and Hearing was responsible for the planning of the site, securing entitlements, obtaining governmental approvals and creating the landscape design for the campus. Cotleur & Hearing also created the site plans for Christ Fellowship’s six other current campus locations.
April 2018 Newsletter
Cotleur & Hearing received final site plan approval in March for the Pelican Club. The project will renovate the existing Rustic Inn building in the Jupiter Inlet Village into a spectacular wedding, dining, and special events venue. The Pelican Club will be operated by Lessings, a highly regarded hospitality and food service company based in New York. Lessings operates numerous wedding venues, restaurants, and food service operations in the Northeast, with a primary focus on Long Island. The Pelican Club will be Lessings first foray into the Florida market. The renovation will bring stunning new architecture to the Inlet Village that will provide a fresh upgrade to the Rustic Inn building. The building has been redesigned to better capture panoramic views of the Jupiter Lighthouse and Loxahatchee River from the interior. The renovation also includes a landscaped courtyard that we expect to be one of the most photographed spots in the Inlet Village. The venue is expected to open in March of 2019, and will have approximately 25 full-time and 50 part-time employees. The Pelican Club, along with the adjacent Love Street development, will further enhance the Jupiter Inlet Village’s status as one of Palm Beach County’s premier dining and entertainment destinations.
March 2018 Newsletter
Gardens Innovation Center
Gardens Innovation Center at PGA National Commerce Park is the result of a cutting-edge project team, eco-friendly construction, modern architecture, and years of collaboration with client, LRP Properties II, LLC. The project is located in the City of Palm Beach Gardens and contains (2) two new professional office buildings, (1) one of which is working towards LEED Silver Certification and totals approximately 63,500 square-feet. Gardens Innovation Center is set up to attract professional office users along with leading companies specializing in technology, bioscience, and life-science. Cotleur & Hearing was retained to design the site and landscape as well as assist with the approval process for this exciting project. Local artist, Peter Garaj, designed and implemented the innovative public art on site titled, “Hand of time.”
February 2018 Newsletter
Sandhill Crane Golf Club Ribbon Cutting
The City of Palm Beach Gardens (PBG) celebrated the official grand opening of their new clubhouse at the Sandhill Crane Golf Club this month! To mark the occasion, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on February 16th and included City staff, elected officials, and the entire project team. Cotleur & Hearing worked closely with the City of PBG, REG Architects, and Sisca Construction to create the site layout and landscape design. The new 2-story clubhouse overlooks the pristine 18-hole existing golf course includes a pro shop, ballroom rental space for up to 200 guests, and the Dancing Crane Signature Bar and Restaurant.
January 2018 Newsletter
Alton Clubhouse is Open!
The Club at Alton is now open to all Alton residents. The recreation facility is centrally located at Grandiflora Road and Alton Road within walking and biking distance to the surrounding neighborhoods. The facility includes a state-ofthe-art pool with beach entry, sports courts, multi-purposes green spaces, tot lot, indoor fitness area, children’s playroom, and much more. The new Alton clubhouse officially opened to residents on December 18, 2017. We are extremely proud of the site and landscape design utilized for The Club. The design showcases the contemporary style of the building architecture, while providing the South Florida flair that the residents will enjoy for years to come. Please be sure to visit The Club to experience the full scope of the facility design.
August 2017 Newsletter
This past spring, Palm Beach Gardens welcomed the new BrickTop’s restaurant to the City!
Located on the north side of PGA Boulevard directly west of the Intracoastal Waterway, Bricktop’s offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with spectacular views of the water. Cotleur & Hearing was retained to assist in the approval process for architectural changes, signage approvals, and landscape architecture. Formally the old River House restaurant, Bricktop’s transformed the space and 90 percent of new landscape for the project are native to Florida….
July 2017 Newsletter
Cotleur & Hearing has continually worked with Ward Real Estate team to design and develop this unique, mixed-use development located on State Road 7 adjacent to the Wellington Green Mall. Living up to its Community Commercial designation, the tenants at the Village Green Center provide shopping, dining, health and professional office services to the surrounding community of Wellington. Current tenants include Trader Joes, Buffalo Wild Wings, PDQ, Tub Tim Thai and Sushi, Flakowitz of Wellington, Gravity Nails and Spa, Blowtox, Comcast and State Farm.
The center also boasts a linear pedestrian parkway along its frontage and an activity courtyard at its heart. Enjoy a pick-up game of outdoor chess or bocce ball before dining at one of the many outdoor patios. The final parcel will be home to a new retail tenant and new fast food tenant with an additional outdoor dining area…..
June 2017 Newsletter
We are proud to announce that the Cinebowl-Grill & IMAX project was approved by Town Council on June 20, 2017. One of the oldest independently owned and operated motion picture theatre and family entertainment companies in the United States, Frank Entertainment Companies, joined forces with Rendina Real Estate to ramp-up the “play” in Abacoa’s, live, work, play– way of life.
The 72,500+ venue consists of 12 auditoriums, including a state of the art IMAX theater, with 1,035 full electric reclining theater seats and an in-theater dining program. Two restaurants serve patrons before, during and after the movies and open to the public all day and evening. The restaurants will feature both indoor and outdoor seating along with music and live performances. Rounding out the fun are 20 upscale boutique lounge-style bowling lanes……
May 2017 Newsletter
The I-95 / SR 706 project is the newest gateway interchange that was designed by Cotleur & Hearing for the FDOT in 2015. Construction was recently completed this spring. Cotleur & Hearing designed the landscape, temporary irrigation system, terrace walls and provided post-design inspection services throughout the eight-month construction phase, as well as the two-year establishment phase. Cotleur & Hearing also prepared selective clearing and grubbing plans to remove all invasive, exotic vegetation which was invading the existing high quality native vegetation throughout the infields and around the many ponds on this 156-acre site. The plans also required the contractor to thin out and trim native vegetation to provide vistas into some of the ponds, where they were previously obstructed…..
April 2017 Newsletter
The City of Westlake is really taking shape in the western portion of the County! The project received Master Plan approval from Palm Beach County in October of 2014 and the City was incorporated in June of 2016. The aerial shows the construction of the Seminole Pratt Whitney expansion and the adjacent rural parkway system coming to life. The roadway will be lined with meandering sidewalks, vegetation, and lake views. To the east, the beginnings of the first residential Pod Q, The Hammocks, can be seen. The lake systems have been excavated and soon construction of the models will begin……
March 2017 Newsletter
The Clubhouse at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club is about to get a major upgrade this summer! Approved on March 2nd at the Palm Beach Gardens City Council with a 5-0 vote, Frenchman’s Reserve Members will soon be able to enjoy a new Tennis Facility, Golf Teaching Center, and Parc Restaurant. Upgrades to the Spa, Fitness facilities, and Kids Klub will also be included within this renovation…….
February 2017 Newsletter
An artistic “gateway” piece, as part of the Alton project, has been approved to be located along the south side of Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens. The C2H6 Molecule Sculpture was designed by industrial designer and artist, Mark Fuller. T he project received unanimous approval by the Palm Beach Gardens City Council in February. The design intent behind the C2H6 Molecule Sculpture is to present the public with a visual cue to the scientific research and hi-tech communities that are at work along the Donald Ross Road corridor……..
January 2017 Newsletter
Shady Lakes Drive has been a long planned connection road intended to provide additional vehicular and pedestrian linkages between PGA Boulevard and Central Boulevard. The primary goal of the project was to reduce congestion on PGA Boulevard, the main street of Palm Beach Gardens……..