Julian B. Lane Park a Finalist for the ULI Urban Open Space Award
Eight public spaces have been selected as finalists for the 2020 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award, a global competition that recognizes outstanding examples of vibrant public open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in communities. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, designed by W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and Civitas, is one of the finalists for the award.
The jury selected finalists based on accomplishment of the team’s vision and goals, sustainability, resilience, community engagement, and economic impact, among others. Urban Land Magazine describes how Julian B. Lane park “transformed an unsafe area in disrepair into a vibrant and sustainable public space that responds to community needs and plans to reorient the center of downtown Tampa around the Hillsborough River. Completed in 2018, the park has picnic shelters, playgrounds, active recreation facilities, and river access. The park design included moving the seawall back into the park to bring the river closer to the people, which also created a calm cove for kayak and paddle board renters”
Thank you to the city of Tampa for being our partners and congratulations to all of the finalists! See the list and project descriptions here.
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