(Dublin, Ohio) At their meeting last night, Dublin City Council approved the Development and Site Plan for the first phase of Riverside Crossing Park’s East Plaza.
Located on the east side of the Scioto River at the landing of the future pedestrian/bicycle bridge, the East Plaza is planned as a center for activity and events at the interface between neighborhoods, the park and the river.
The approved improvements include a plaza landing, upper and lower terraces, a pavilion building with restrooms, a large lawn, various seating areas, overlook areas, a promenade, water features, landscape materials and an underground maintenance facility.
Initial plans were first revealed in June of 2018 following over six years of extensive planning and public engagement. Members of the community were invited to learn more and provide feedback at a public open house in July. Revisions included in the final plans were made based on resident and Council feedback.
Council approved $17,725,000 in funding for the park in the 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The approved development and site plan identifies improvements which will be developed based on CIP funding.
Having reached this milestone, the project team will proceed to develop construction drawings for elements funded by the CIP for 2019 and 2020. Construction drawings, permits, contract administration and bidding are anticipated to take eight to nine months. Construction will begin in fall 2019 contingent on construction of the pedestrian/bicycle bridge. Total construction time is anticipated to take two and a half to three years.
For more information and to view a simulation video and renderings, visit bridgestreet.dublinohiousa.gov.
Sarah McQuaide, Public Information Officer
614.410.4523 – Desk
614.593.9438 – Cell