New Public Park Pre-Development Planning
Greektown Neighborhood Partnership
The Greektown Neighborhood Partnership is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek proposals from an experienced and qualified urban planning, landscape architecture, and engineering planning and design team to provide pre-development planning and design services for the development of Randolph Plaza, a new public park space in Downtown Detroit’s Greektown district. The pre-development planning will consist of: Visioning and Public Outreach; Schematic Site Plan, Design, and Program Development; A Final Concept Plan and Renderings; and Phased Capital Improvements Cost Estimate for Proposed Design Work.
The Randolph Plaza Pre-Development Project is the next phase in development of the first public space developed in the Greektown district in close collaboration with the Downtown Detroit Partnership, City of Detroit, Michigan Department of Transportation, Quicken Loans Community Fund, and local business and property owners.
The goal of the Randolph Plaza Pre-Development Project is to develop a long-term concept plan for the space as an urban pedestrian park plaza and future bicycle route for many users, a neighborhood destination, gateway to Greektown, and an asset for Downtown Detroit. The Greektown Neighborhood Partnership and partners seek to transform a newly created public space into a multi-functional urban park plaza where downtown residents and nearby workers, stadia-goers, visitors, nearby hotel guests and students can socialize, relax, dine, learn, and participate in cultural activities. Centered on pedestrian and bicycle circulation, connectivity, and mobility, critical elements of the project include universal access, safety, greening, public art, and business and economic development, all while celebrating the district’s strong cultural roots.
The Greektown Neighborhood Partnership has been awarded a grant to support the development of Randolph Plaza as a downtown public park space and bicycle connector through the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Legacy Funds for Design and Access of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
The RFP is available here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d69adde8a0acc00017bcb89/t/5f36a08956900d1d6067c8f7/1597415565356/Randolph+Plaza+Pre-Development+Planning+RFP_Greektown+Neighborhood+Partnership_Draft_FINAL.pdf