Elinor Bacon from Hoffman-Madison Waterfront convened the meeting at the request of ANC 6D, which stipulated in its approval of the stage one PUD application that the park be built in the first phase of development and a public process was needed to help design the park. Warren Byrd from Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and Jeff Lee from Lee and Associates, the two landscape architect firms charged to design the park, were the facilitators.
- Quiet Areas - Garden Rooms
- Tree Preservation
|The line of trees bordering the park will be maintained. Several of the tress along the water aren't in great shape though.|
- Innovative Children's Play Area
- Views Towards Hains Point and the Washington Channel
- Trees - Flowering, Shade, Fall Color
- Walking/Strolling Paths
- Interactive Water Features
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront will build the park and once complete, will transfer ownership to the District. However, the developers will be responsible for maintaining the park. They will either form an association from within the Wharf development to maintain the public spaces, or they may form a larger BID with other landowners in the area.
Another charrette will be held in early October where the landscape architects will share some concepts for the park based on the input from last night's charrette and will seek more input. What elements would you like to see in the waterfront park, so I can bring these ideas to the next charrette?
Conceptual rendering courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront