Our Work

With more than twenty years of experience, below is a selection of MHCP COLAB's recent work + accomplishments.

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Press Event to Announce Bipartisan Effort for $3M Appropriations from State Legislation

On August 10, 2021 MHCP COLAB hosted a press conference to celebrate the installation of new 25 MPH speed limit signs. Senator Garcia and Representative Grieco presented a ceremonial check for the $3,000,000 secured this past legislative session for the local project.

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Melissa Hege Leads Station Area Planning for Broward Commuter Rail with The Corradino Group

In March 2020, Melissa Hege was brought in to evaluate station locations according to FTA New Starts program criteria and provide additional leadership for urban design and planning for the NEPA portion of this PD&E study for FDOT including public outreach.

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Four Little Havana Pedestrian Zones Approved October 2020

MHCP COLAB is running the PR campaign for the Little Havana Pedestrian Priority Zones and created the plan concept and approvals. Four zones with seven criteria were adopted by ordinance on December 10, 2020.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Nuvo Suites unveiling of "Home away from Home Initiative"

MHCP COLAB developed the partnership  and PR campaign as a culmination of ongoing efforts to provide a Family Suite at the hotel for patient's families.   “We are extremely grateful to Nuvo Suites for stepping up in a big way to help children and families in need,” said Matthew A. Love, president, and CEO Nicklaus Children’s Health System. 

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WSVN 7 features Facesky: Miami Dade County Public Schools Educational Video

MHCP COLAB produced an educational video for Illuminate Coral Gables in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools. The video was included in Deco Drive news reel.

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Illuminate Coral Gables Founder + Artists Featured on WLRN Sundial

The City of Coral Gables hosted an outdoor public art and light installation called “Illuminate Coral Gables,” February thru March 2021. MHCP COLAB arranged this interview with husband and wife artists Antonia Wright and Reuben Millares and co-founder Patrick O'Connell.

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Illuminate Coral Gables Outdoor Art Exhibit Opens February 12, 2021

MHCP COLAB launches local public relations campaign for Illuminate Coral Gables outdoor exhibition February 2021.

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Bicycle + Pedestrian Plan for Gainesville Urbanized Area LRTP, Summer 2019

MHCP COLAB developed the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure needs assessment and recommendations for Gainesville Urbanized Area's 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) as a subconsultant to the Corradino Group. The plan includes protected bike lanes and an improved sidewalk network.

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Firm Principal, Melissa Hege, Graduates from Leadership Institute

The Urban Land Institute of Southeast Florida / Caribbean announces the graduates of the third cohort of the Leadership Institute, the district's real estate-focused leadership program dedicated to developing the region's emerging land use and real estate leaders.

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Artist Stephen Gamson's Latest Work "Mask Up" for Safe + Secure Campaign

MHCP COLAB brought in artist Stephen Gamson to produce art work "Mask Up" for Nuvo Suite's Safe + Secure campaign to provide a safe living space for front-line responders and displaced residents affected by COVID.

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Intracoastal Master Plan Approved November 2020

MHCP COLAB lead the virtual outreach campaign for North Miami Beach's Eastern Shores for a new 23 acre neighborhood on behalf of Dezer Development. 

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Wynwood Street Tree Master Plan Approved October 2020

City of Miami approves Wynwood Street Tree Master Plan. MHCP COLAB lead the outreach effort and provided planning and implementation services for City of Miami and Arquitectonica Geo.

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West Palm Beach Pop-ups Tactical Urbanism Permitting During a Pandemic Featured in Florida Planning Fall 2020

MHCP COLAB develops process for approving temporary activation projects in West Palm Beach in a multi-departmental collaborative effort which helped their Downtown Development Authority pivot to expand outdoor dining following the March lockdown. 

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Open Source Document for Baywalk Pop-up Public Space Challenge Winner is Released

Read the open source document that describes the process for developing the pop-up and lessons learned.

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Environmental Assessment

Firm principal, Melissa Hege was lead writer and investigator for this inventory and assessment to protect cultural and natural resources from growing development pressures from Boston and high levels of toxins from early industrial activity on this old mill river. 

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Trail Heritage Plan for the National Park Service

Early in her career, firm principal, Melissa Hege, helped develop a plan to improve wayfinding and historic and cultural resources for the National Parks Service’s Boston Freedom Trail.