Third Community Input Session for Ziegler Park Scheduled

Posted on July 14, 2015 by jrudemiller

Design Team Seeking Feedback from Community for Proposed Renovation

CINCINNATI (July 14, 2015) – As planning continues to progress for the renovation of Ziegler Park, the Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, City of Cincinnati, and 3CDC are hosting a third community input session to gain additional feedback from members of the community on the approach, layout and features for the proposed renovated park. The event is being held on Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. at the Woodward Theater, located at 1404 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

This will be the third community input session focusing on the renovation of the 1.41-acre park, located between 13th and 14th Streets, just west of the old School for Creative & Performing Arts and just south of the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. Initial design ideas for renovating the park were compiled and reviewed during two community input sessions in 2014, held in February and April. After hearing the community’s responses, the design team – including glaserworks (architect/urban planning), Human Nature (landscape architect) and Brandstetter Carroll (aquatics/civil engineering) – realized the need to reevaluate the scope of the project, specifically in regard to the community’s desire to both maintain and expand park amenities while meeting the parking demands of the neighborhood. Since that meeting, 3CDC and the design team, which added Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff and Goettel, have been working to find feasible, effective ways of meeting the community’s requests.

This third public input session, which is expected to last approximately two hours, will be led by glaserworks, in conjunction with the rest of the design team. The intent of the meeting is to review the responses gathered during the two previous public workshops, explain how those ideas were incorporated into design concepts, and gather feedback on proposed plans.

Based on feedback from the third community input session, a preliminary master plan will be prepared and presented at a fourth such session, and then a final master plan will be developed and prepared for implementation.

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