As the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in the city of Miami, Coconut Grove has a long history of being a community. A sense of community here, however, is often lacking. Residents regularly leave the area to engage in activities provided by other cities. By creating the Community Center of Coconut Grove (CCCG), locals will have an opportunity to engage in programs and events which would draw together this very diverse population. Activities would be geared toward youth, seniors, and everyone in between.
In Peacock Park the CCCG would be central to everything the Grove has to offer. The Central Business District is a few hundred feet away, the library directly across the street, and playing fields with waterfront adjacent to the south. The organic modern design is sited to maintain existing resources including the existing structure and as many trees as possible. The ground level would be left mostly open so as not to disturb the function of the existing park. On the upper four floors would be basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, showers and lockers, studio and classroom spaces, computer lab, and conference rooms with direct access to extensive outdoor terraces.