Local urban design and landscape architecture firm MKSK, led by co-founder and Senior Principal Keith Myers, has been tasked with studying the urban design principles for the park space and other potential public improvements at the heart of the Bridge Street District, as well as areas in and around the Historic District and the adjacent areas immediately east of the Scioto River.
A Joint Work Session of City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission was held on January 17, 2013, where the consultant team presented initial concepts for an urban design framework for the design of key projects within the Scioto River corridor, including the relocation of Riverside Drive, a new riverside park, and locations for a pedestrian bridge connecting Historic Dublin to the east side of the Scioto River.
At the second Joint Work Session of City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 4, 2013, the consultant team presented refined concepts for the park relocated roadway, and an iconic pedestrian bridge. These public investments would help catalyze private investment in new development projects on both sides of the Scioto River, adding to the vibrancy and vitality of Dublin’s civic center.
MKSK will develop a specific strategy to:
- Guide the design, development and prioritization of key public infrastructure projects within the Scioto River corridor including:
- the potential relocation of Riverside Drive,
- concepts for a new roundabout at Riverside and S.R. 161/West Dublin Granville Road,
- a new riverside park,
- a pedestrian bridge connecting Historic Dublin to the east side of the Scioto River,
- and potential opportunities for a new public library.
- Create a refined vision and implementation strategy for the development of a public park adjacent to the Scioto River;
- Create an urban design framework to guide, inform, inspire, and help leverage the key private development opportunities within the study area; and
- Identify strategic relationships for public improvements and private development opportunities.
MKSK has assembled an experienced team with urban design expertise, including Paul Endres, AIA with EndreStudio specializing in bridge design; architect Brian K. Jones, AIA, and Greg Comfort, PE with EMHT.