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City seeks input on Seaholm redevelopment

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

The Parks and Recreation Department announced on Wednesday that it is seeking public input on two redevelopment proposals for the Seaholm Intake Facility. The facility once served as the pump house for the now decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant and remains a prominent feature of the downtown landscape given its signature Art Deco design. Indeed, the final proposal, according to the city’s announcement, “should incorporate the design sensibility of the overall existing space” and “maintain the historic façade” while also allowing for design improvements. Ultimately, the hope is that the space – which consists of three buildings on a 3.4-acre parcel of land – will be multifunctional and “engage the trail, park users and lake front” nearby. The search for a design team to redevelop the site began in October 2014, when the city released a Request for Qualifications. Now the city has launched an online survey, available until Sept. 13, soliciting feedback on the top two proposals. For more information, visit the city’s website.

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