Duncan park design process flawed

Duncan park design process flawed

Were there no requests for competing designs and cost estimates?

Duncan park design process flawed

The Station Street park renovation seems an excellent idea. I have no problems with the design changes. I DO have a problem with the process.

Since when does a city council make significant changes to its downtown core without requesting competing designs and cost estimates? Or did they? To simply approve a design from a “visiting architect from Oregon” (who’s a friend of the mayor and visits here every year) seems a bizarre way to run city business. I MUST be missing something! Were there no requests for competing designs and cost estimates from other landscape architects? By-the-way, what ARE the costs for the planned changes?

The Whistler Street proposal is another strange story altogether.

Henry Martin

Duncan

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