On the evening of February 26th, the City Council of Maplewood MN voted unanimously to approve to move the Wakefield Parks project forward into the bidding phase. This caps a nearly yearlong effort, where HCM Architects has worked in concert with Kimley Horn and our various consultants. HCM and Kimley Horn have met with various city councils and the community to get stakeholder feedback and rigorously engage the community in the design process for the improvements.
In continued coordination with the city and parks department the structure will be solar ready for if and when the funds become available to make this park project net zero energy. The city has expressed that this project will only be the beginning of the improvements to Wakefield Park; where improvements to the water quality of the lake are also being planned.
HCM and Kimley Horn have been honored to work alongside the community and their elected officials to carry the project into the bidding phase and look forward to the completion of the project in late 2018.