The public is invited to email comments and speak at the upcoming PSEC Meeting regarding their feedback and input for the design competition of the public space at the former Jacksonville Landing site. Information is on the procurement website via this link and includes a link to each full hour long presentation.
Comments may be emailed to: Greg Pease, firstname.lastname@example.org prior to 5 p.m. on July 21st.
Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m.
Northbank Lawn/Riverfront Plaza Evaluation Committee
Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St, Suite 851 (8th Floor) Boardroom A
Meeting ID: 862 6841 5008
The decision will be to select which firm should move forward to design the park we all want to see. We expect many aspects and features to change and the designs are not set in stone.
Agency Landscape + Planning, Olin Partnership and Perkins & Will are three nationally acclaimed landscape design firms who were previously invited as the three finalists to submit proposals. Each partnered with additional firms in the quest to “design a visually extraordinary public space that can become a recognizable symbol for Jacksonville’s waterfront from the Riverfront and aerial views as well as within the space.”
Additional deliverables outlined in RFP P-01-21 (p. 30-31)
- Include a significant art piece(s) that is integrated into the design, is unique and authentic to Jacksonville.
- Open a view corridor from Laura Street to the river.
- Provide generous open space near the river as part of the Riverwalk system.
- Better connect the site to the city and to adjacent properties, including the Performing Arts Center.
- Incorporate programmed park spaces that engage the public and energize and activate the site day and evening.
NOTE: The park should not rely solely on paid programming for its success, understanding that such services suffer from inadequate funding and are inconsistent over time.
- The design should not replicate other waterfront parks but respond to the unique fabric of Jacksonville and its residents.
- The design must be capable of being constructed.
- The design should address resiliency.
The Jacksonville Daily Record’s reporting contains extensive slides from each presentation in ‘Three Visions proposed for the former Landing” and the JDR did a Photo Gallery of each firms proposed designs – Perkins & Will (OneParkJax.com), Agency + Landscape, Olin Partnership.
Riverfront Parks Now encourages community input and engagement on this landmark property! There will be further need for community interaction after the firm is selected and we encourage you to stay engaged throughout the process.