Monday, September 19, 2011

Overlook Park Under Reconstruction in Montgomery, AL

The City of Montgomery has closed Overlook Park for reconstruction as part of the Maxwell Boulevard Neighborhood Plan redevelopment. Several improvements are slated for the park, following the recommendations from a Dover-Kohl charrette held in March of this year. These include the parking lot being removed in favor of on-street parking allowing green space to be expanded, adding a staircase down to the downtown farm, and adding a new roof to the existing pavilion. The park overlooks the Alabama River and Downtown Montgomery.

The revamped park will serve as the keystone for the planned redevelopment of the properties along Maxwell Boulevard. Earlier this year, the City released a Request for Development Proposals for the City-owned properties. The sale of these properties will help pay for the improvements to Overlook Park.

Learn more about the Maxwell Boulevard Neighborhood Plan

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PARK (ing) Day Miami 2011: Grand Central Park

This Friday, September 16 from noon to 8pm at NE 7th and N Miami Ave, parking spaces shall be turned to a mini park along with other parking spaces around the globe as part of PARK (ing) Day 2011. The temporary repurposing is intended to help imagine more green possibilities on the urban landscape. Street Plans Collaborative and Omni Park West Redevelopment Association host the celebration of PARK (ing) Day Miami 2011 in front of the site of the upcoming Grand Central Park urban infill project on the former Miami Arena site.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DKP Plans for Jean Lafitte, Louisiana

Dover, Kohl & Partners has begun working on a resiliency plan for the town which is located on Bayou Barataria in Jefferson Parish, south of New Orleans. The team will be in Jean Lafitte next week for a site visit, and a charrette is scheduled for November 10th through 17th. DKP partners with the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), CSRS Engineering, EcoNorthwest, Shaw Group, Street Plans Collaborative, Waggonner & Ball Architects, and Hall Planning & Engineering. The planning effort has a new sense of urgency after Jean Lafitte experienced significant high tidal surge inundation after Tropical Storm Lee.