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Jury Day - 10/15/16

Each of the four finalist design teams are preparing their unique vision for St. James Park and will submit their designs by early October. All four entries will be on public display and available for public comment before the final jury day on October 15, 2016. On this day, the jury will make the final rankings based on the four concepts and feedback received from the community.

The details for the event are being finalized. All information related to the event will be posted on the Schedule web page once it become available.

Park Tour & Community Forum - 8/26/16

PRNS hosted a park tour and community forum for the design competition for St. James Park on Friday, August 26th. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for four finalist design teams to experience the park, understand its history, and learn from the community about topics that matter to them.

The event was well attended (approximately 100 people). The Mayor's office and Councilmember Peralez spoke and attended the event. The public shared a multitude of ideas for the park which ranged from transforming the park into a creative and innovative play space for all ages to providing areas for quiet meditation and non-circular walking paths. There was support for providing the Levitt music pavilion, a café, improving the existing fountain (or providing another water feature), and providing a safe and inclusive area for children of all abilities to play. The community asked the finalists to respect the historic district and consider the surrounding community's need for a neighborhood park.

The comments received during the meeting are posted on the Documents web page along with the agenda, tour map, mailer, and flyer for this event.

St. James Park Imagineer Finalists Chosen

Read the news release.

The City received 14 responsive proposals to the RFP. Four proposals were selected as finalists to participate in Phase II. The City is very pleased to receive such a robust response. The proposals represent a great breadth of work and experience. The following is a list of all responsive proposers, organized alphabetically, and firms selected as finalists are indented and shown in bold blue text. 
• BFS Landscape Architects
•     CMG Landscape Architecture
• Groundswell
• GLS/Petersen Studio
• James Corner Field Operations
•     !melk-free
•     Meyer & Silberberg
• MPA Design
• rhaa Landscape Architecture + Planning
• Surfacedesign, Inc.
• Walker/Macy
•     Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT)
• Why + Verde Design