Designer Chosen For Southern Indiana Park Project

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(rendering courtesy of River Heritage Conservancy) (rendering courtesy of River Heritage Conservancy)
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A Jeffersonville-based nonprofit has chosen an architect for a massive park project in southern Indiana. River Heritage Conservancy says Philadelphia-based OLIN was selected for the project out of more than 50 proposals. 

The project aims to transform about 400-acres of brownfields, industrial parcels, landfills, wetland woods and river camps near New Albany, Clarksville and Louisville into a public park that will reinvigorate the north shore of the Ohio River. 

"We live in an increasingly urban century for economic growth.  And our urban region’s vitality has always been defined by the majestic Ohio River," Kent Lanum, chair of the RHC, said in a news release. "One of the best actions we can take today to shape a prosperous community for the future is to reimagine and activate this globally significant riverfront. While other communities are talking about parks, we’re busy building them. We will bring to the North Shore a beautifully designed public park that will shape future growth by building on our quality of place.”

OLIN is best known for its designs of Bryant Park in New York City, the Washington Monument Grounds, and the J. Paul Getty Center Gardens and Grounds in Los Angeles. RHC says the design team will spend the next several months developing an overall master park plan, which will include gathering input from the community.

The nonprofit is already seeking community feedback through an online survey. A timeline for the park's construction or an estimated cost for the effort were not provided. 

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