DIA To Select Jacksonville Landing Park Design Competitors by March 18

Feb 8, 2021

First-phase bids in the city’s public park design competition for the former Jacksonville Landing site will be due March 3. 

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported that the City Procurement Division officials and Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer told interested firms in two meetings Feb. 3 and 4 that respondents’ qualifications will be scored and the top three selected by March 18. 

The city scheduled a second non-mandatory prebid conference for its Northbank Lawn/Riverfront Plaza request for proposals this week after some vendors were unable to log into the Feb. 3 virtual meeting when the city reached its Zoom account participant limit, according to DIA officials.

The meeting was the city’s latest step to select three teams to compete to design a minimum 4.5-acre riverfront park/plaza at the Downtown site along the St. Johns River.

The DIA released a request for proposals Jan. 20 seeking designs for a “vibrant and iconic public space on the premier waterfront site in Downtown Jacksonville.”

Two planned private development pads on the site were also discussed. For additional details, see the expanded version of this story at JaxDailyRecord.