Consultant Hired For Riverfront Park Redesign
story revised for accuracy 04/16/15 11:00am
Ads for Riverfront Park say this is the last summer to enjoy the park with its current features. That’s because voters approved a bond in November to redesign the park. The city is gearing up to hire a team that will design it.
The Rivefront Park Master Plan team needs ongoing consultation about project management, and this week the city council approved that consultant, the Portland office of HeeryInternational. The next step is hiring a design team.
Citizens may have already seen design concepts, like moving the ice rink and creating a Howard street promenade. But Juliet Sinisterra, project manager for the master plan, says nothing is set in stone, yet.
Sinisterra: “That team that’s selected will be establishing the overall design of the park. And we really see the period from this summer through the summer of 2016 as the prime time when things are going to be designed, and there’s going to be a lot of opportunities for public input into the design.”
10 teams submitted an RFQ to the city. Sinisterra says a selection committee will award the winning bid in June. Voters approved funds to update Riverfront Park in a $64 million dollar bond last November.
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