Sustainability has always been an integral part of the Crescent Heights approach. With water retention and management imbedded into the The Park on Fifth development plan, flood reduction is top priority for The Park on Fifth.
Designed to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, The Park on Fifth will employ an array of green strategies, including sustainable site design, water use reduction, energy efficiency practices, and thoughtful material selection to both reduce environmental impact and protect indoor air quality.
To decrease traffic congestion, The Park on Fifth is designed with an additional lane for access on Alton Road to McArthur Causeway, and features design plans for 5th Street walking bridge. An extensive on-site parking structure will be accessible through four different entry points on 6th Street, 7th Street, West Avenue, and Alton Road. To minimize carbon footprint, The Park on Fifth will offer bicycle storage, car and bike-sharing options, electric car-charging stations, and pedestrian-friendly passages.
Other green features range from sustainable landscaping, irrigation, and recycling, to the use of energy-saving appliances, low-energy LED light fixtures, individual thermostats, and highly efficient HVAC and ventilation systems. We also prioritize water use reduction for both indoor and outdoor applications and take steps to lower demand on both conventional water supplies and sewage treatment systems. Our Green Cleaning Policy reduces the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological and particulate contaminants.
Honoring the textural complexion of its neighborhood, The Park on Fifth proudly reflects its iconic provenance. Designed by Miami-based and world-renowned Arquitectonica, the project harmoniously fits into the existing skyline, respectfully enhancing the gateway perspective observed from the MacArthur Causeway.
Based in Miami and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima and Sao Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural stage. Founded in 1977, the firm received critical and popular attention and acclaim almost from its inception, thanks to a bold modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in Miami’s urban landscape.
Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear have continued exploring and pushing the limits of their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world. Today their practice spans the globe, with projects in 58 countries on five continents. Over the years, Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards, and the firm’s groundbreaking work has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions.
Arquitectonica is known as one of the pioneers of globalization in the architecture profession.
Well-known projects by the firm include the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum and Westin Times Square in New York, Festival Walk and the Cyberport Technology Campus in Hong Kong, the International Finance Center in Seoul, the headquarters of the Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai, the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Banco Santander Headquarters and W Torre Plaza in Sao Paulo, the US Embassy in Lima, the Infinity towers in San Francisco, the Hilton Americas in Houston, the Philips Arena in Atlanta and the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
The Park on Fifth will transform an unsightly lot into a welcoming hub for civic and cultural life, creating a 3-acre public park with beautiful landscaping, lush greenery, pedestrian-friendly retail, and comfortable seating areas. Project’s design encourages increased foot traffic and spontaneous social gathering, highlighting the best of the local living experience.
Set to deliver the best in creative urban planning to every aspect of development, Crescent Heights remains uncompromising in our efforts to craft experiences that are inclusive of everyone. We select retail that is uniquely curated to fit the needs and identity of the neighborhood, authentically connecting with and responding to the needs of the community.
Crescent Heights engages both world-renowned and emerging artists to create interior and exterior artworks for our buildings. Art is introduced in a variety of ways, from public plazas and installations to curated galleries in lobbies, amenity spaces and interior corridors. The Park on Fifth will honor Crescent Heights’ commitment to public art, introducing artworks and installations throughout the project. The Park on Fifth community will be further enhanced by native plantings and flora paying homage to the beauty of local surroundings.
Crescent Heights is inspired by the communities in which we develop, seeking ways to help them grow and thrive while respecting their authentic character. We believe helping others is paramount and our projects embody that philosophy. Our ambition is to improve our home cities and take on challenges hand-in-hand with our residents and the local community. No opportunity is too big or too small; we are passionate about enhancing the lives that we touch, as proven by our Miami Beach legacy.
A major factor in the growth of Crescent Heights has been the experience, dedication, and longevity of our employees. Crescent Heights has built large projects for over 30 years and created tens of thousands of jobs. The development of each project not only leads to temporary construction jobs, but to the creation of permanent, locally fulfilled employment — from ongoing management and service positions to new retail and start-up business opportunities.