so… the wheels are moving and the rfp will go out to builders soon. we should see movement and hopefully we will have a park by christmas! Stay Tuned!
check the link about the tony hawk grant for central freeway skatepark!
good news on caltrans skatepark… the rec and park dept is signing off on taking over maintainance responsibilities for the park, the air quality assesment is done and the requestfor builder proposal is ready to go out. there are a few meetings left and you will all get an email about those soon. but it is moving forward!!!
Hello SOMA West Neighbors:
View the proposals for the new artwork at the SOMA West Skatepark and provide us with your feedback!
Three artists – Michael Arcega, Yoon Lee and Jovi Schnell – have been selected by the SOMA West Skatepark Artist Selection Panel to create proposals for an artwork to be commissioned for the new skatepark at Mission and Duboce. The artists’ proposals and comment forms are available on the Arts Commission website, click here.
We welcome you to provide feedback on the proposals by answering the questions on the website and emailing your responses to Zoe Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July18, 2011, 10 a.m. PDT.
**A summary of the comments will be shared with the final selection panel before one proposal is chosen for implementation. Please note that the comments do not constitute a vote.
We appreciate your input into this process.
things will be ready around sept 1 2011 to move forward. art commission is almost ready to review art installation proposals. we will be showing them soon
Okay okay here is some fresh news about the long awaited central freeway skatepark.
for one IT IS STILL HAPPENING.
Two. Caltrans had to do a “air quality Assessment” to see if skating there would kill you. there findings… it won’t.
Three ,the planning dept has been reviewing the design and getting it ready for building.
Four, the city has been negotiating a rental price for the space with cal trans, they wanted $11,000.00 a month, the city wants to pay $5,000.00
Five, the city has put a new person in charge of the project. he is cool and wants to get it started soon.
I have hope we will see it finished by summer… or at least started… I’m just the messenger
Central skate park –Yes we are all chomping at the bit… everyone has been asking
when is this park gonna happen? “. Well the wait is over We completed design specs
last year, during the past several months the city has been completing contract
details with the park designer, then we waited until the new fiscal year, July, when
the money was allocated to start the build. Now we are in the process of picking the
builder, which means drafting a request for proposal (RFP) and having a bidding
process. Which includes interviews of builders. With all said we still have about 4
months of prep work and then start the build. Could be 2-4 month build and then
SKATE! what does it all mean. COMPLETION SOMETIME AROUND JAN 2011. Don’t
hold me to it, but let’s hope.