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File #: TMP-9900    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Information/Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2023 In control: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 5/3/2023 Final action:
Title: Discuss Proposed Rehabilitation of Bridge Square.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Bridge Square Presentation, 2. 2 - 106 Group Design Review Letter, 3. 3 - HPC Comments on Concept Plan 3.10.22, 4. 4 - SHPO Comments on Concept Plan, 5. 5 - Bridge Square Inventory Form, 6. 6 - Hyperlink to HPC Meeting on Concept Plan 3.10.22
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Meeting Date: May 3, 2023

To: Members of the Heritage Preservation Commission

From: Revee Needham, Assistant City Planner

Discuss Proposed Rehabilitation of Bridge Square.

Action Requested:
The Heritage Preservation Commission is asked to review and provide comments on the revised plans for Bridge Square.

Summary Report:
Bridge Square is a contributing property to the Northfield Commercial Historic District and the District's period of significance is 1855 to 1945. Bridge Square contains one contributing structure (monument), one non-contributing structure (fountain), and two contributing sites (square and park). Additional details on the historic nature of Bridge Square are included as attachments.

The HPC reviewed the initial Bridge Square concept plans in 2021 and 2022, approving a formal comment letter on the plans on March 10, 2022. This comment letter and the staff report are attached.

In April 2022, the Bridge Square concept plans were submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for review. The review letter from SHPO is attached. SHPO made two initial recommendations: a Phase I Archaeological Survey and that Water Street should "not be abandoned in order to transform the historic landscape features from two separate green spaces into one large green space." The City has contracted with 106 Group for the Phase I Archaeological Survey and additional historic research.

On June 21, 2022, City Council approved the Bridge Square concept plan. On November 1, 2022, City Council approved a contract with Damon Farber for the design of Bridge Square. Damon Farber is working on the design plans with a project team composed of:
* Prime Consultant / Landscape Architect - Damon Farber Landscape Architects
* Subconsultant / Design oversight - Bob Close and Bruce Jacobsen
* Subconsultant / Civil Engineer - Bolton & Menk
* Subconsultant / Electrical Engineer - Nelson Rudie Associates
* Subconsultant / Lighting Design - Schuler & Sh...

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