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Eagle solicits proposals for river park design

EAGLE — The town of Eagle is seeking statements of qualifications from professional firms to provide design services for its Eagle River Park project.

The project will involve civil engineering, landscape architecture, limited structural engineering, surveying and architectural design work. The town requests civil engineering and landscape architect firms that have worked together on projects submit their statements of qualifications by Oct. 3.

The town is working in collaboration with Eagle County on the park design. Residents of Eagle passed a .5 percent sales tax increase in April to fund the design and construction of the Eagle River Park, which includes in-stream features and a riverside park. The town has contracted with S2O Design, of Glenwood Springs, for the in-stream features.

"We are planning a December 2017 start date for the construction of the in-stream features, and want the park construction to start in the spring of 2018," said Tom Boni, Eagle town planner.

“We anticipate high interest from design firms in this project and are really excited to start seeing who is out there.”Anne McKibbinEagle mayor

After the Oct. 2 deadline for statements of qualifications from civil engineer and landscape architect teams, the town plans to select a number of firms that will have the opportunity to respond to a request for proposal, starting with a site visit on Oct. 21.

The town plans for significant public input meetings with the selected team and will require the team to work closely with S2O Design to ensure seamless integration of the park with the in-stream features. The park area encompasses a portion of the Eagle County Fairgrounds property, the dirt parking lot owned by Eagle County and Chambers Park owned by the town of Eagle. Eagle County and the town of Eagle will work closely together in the selection of qualified firms and throughout the design process to ensure that a wide variety of stakeholders' voices are heard.

"The Eagle River Park will be highly visible from Interstate 70 and will be a significant amenity for both the town of Eagle and Eagle County. We anticipate high interest from design firms in this project and are really excited to start seeing who is out there," said Eagle Mayor Anne McKibbin.

Interested parties can contact Tom Boni, Eagle town planner at 970-328-9619 or tomboni@townofeagle.org or John Schneiger, Eagle Town Manager at 970-328-6354 or john.schneiger@townofeagle.org with any questions. The request for qualifications can be found at http://www.townofeagle.org and also at http://www.townofeaglerivercorridor plan.com.