Redmond, WA -
|July 15, 2014
||Anne Marie Peacock
Final opportunity to vote on Redmond’s Downtown Park design ends Monday, July 28. Community members can log onto the City web site at www.redmond.gov/downtownparkconcepts
and select their favorite concept that will determine the look and character of Redmond’s new signature park.
The City of Redmond has collected over 1,000 citizen responses since February of this year throughout the Master Plan phase of the downtown park project; and unveiled the final three park design concepts at Derby Days that gained an additional 643 votes.
“We encourage all citizens to share their thoughts and ideas for the future Downtown Park,” said Parks and Recreation Director Craig Larsen. “Our goal is to create a park that reflects the needs of our community, and we are eager to learn what citizens think of the creative layouts that have been crafted for this new park.”
Every great city has a signature place that serves as a destination, an icon for the city, and a catalyst for economic growth. The Downtown Park will create a place for community members to gather and celebrate. It will be a vibrant community space that encourages special events, arts, music and fun. The enhanced pedestrian environment in and around the park will stimulate economic activity in the neighborhood.
The Downtown Park project is in the first of three phases that are needed to create a park. Currently finishing up phase one in early fall, the Master Plan phase explores possibilities for the park with the community and delivers a preferred concept, or approach, for design. The second, Design phase (Fall 2014) will create detailed design plans, construction documents and identify funding for the selected Master Plan concept. The final, Construction phase will proceed when the design plans are complete and funding is in place, timing to be determined.
The park site is located between Redmond Way and Cleveland Street and is bordered by the new 161st AVE NE on the west, and the Stone House Restaurant on the east. The grassy space that is present along 161st AVE NE now is about ¾ acre and when completed the new park will be two acres.
For more information please contact Betty Sanders at (425) 556-2328 or firstname.lastname@example.org