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Last month, the city settled on a conceptual design for the Chuck Brown Memorial Park in the Langdon neighborhood. The park, officials determined with the help of a design from the firm Marshall Moya, will not feature a large amphitheater, as earlier plans called for, or even the existing small amphitheater. Instead, there will be a memorial wall, a central plaza, and outdoor toy drums.
But that’s just the bare skeleton of the park. This week, the Department of General Services started to put some meat on those bones by issuing a request for proposals from would-be “design-builders” of the park. Here’s what the RFP calls for:
In general, the Project will include a memorial wall made from concrete with a metal screen with photo images of Chuck Brown, and which lists Chuck Brown’s discography in metal lettering; a minimum of five (5) large outdoor interactive instruments embedded in a concrete pad, to be located adjacent to the existing playground; lighting directed at the memorial wall and memorial entrance wall; signage with raised metal lettering; landscaping (including cherry trees) and sod; new sidewalks and pervious pavers; storm water management initiatives; and decorative treatment to the exterior of the existing electrical buildings on the site.
The request was issued on Tuesday. Interested design-builders have until Oct. 18 to submit proposals. The winner will be chosen on or around Nov. 8.
Rendering from Marshall Moya Design