SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
In February of 2015, Salt Lake City partnered with the Pioneer Park Coalition and the Utah Urban Design Committee to form an Urban Design Assistance Team (UDAT) to revisit and refresh the master plan for Pioneer Park. As members of the team, we played key roles in developing conceptual master plan options for the city to consider as they procure funding to carry the park into the future. The process incorporated stakeholder input and addressed community concerns, with future outcomes as the driving force in determining design principles and decisions. The process yielded four different designs for the park, which synthesized and illustrated the potential outcomes.
Our team concentrated our efforts on one design option. A thoughtful layout optimizes key programming elements of the park and capitalizes on the synergies between different potential park uses and activities, both active and passive. Mid-block crossing connect the existing and future residents of the area to the park in a manner that transforms it into a convenient front yard with opportunities for spontaneous social interaction. Functional flexibility is a fundamental aspect of the park as the spaces are shaped and programmed to host both large, pre-planned events such as concerts and a farmer’s market, and day-to-day, spontaneous activities. These spaces are also strategically positioned to play off of future growth and change that will take place in the neighborhood and its adjacencies; such as mass transit, redevelopment, and enhancement of connections and streetscapes.
Equipped with options, Salt Lake City can move forward with plans to refresh and enliven not only Pioneer Park, but subsequently the entire downtown neighborhood.
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CLIENT Salt Lake CitySIZE 10 acres