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February 9, 2016

Eagle Harbor park bidding Feb. 25

Rendering courtesy of Walker Macy [enlarge]

The city of Bainbridge Island said it plans to start construction by mid-year on improvements to Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park just south of the ferry dock near downtown.

It is seeking construction bids by Feb. 25, according to a notice in the Jan. 29 DJC.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at City Hall.

Kellie Stickney, a community engagement specialist with the city, said construction is estimated to cost $1.1 million to $1.25 million, and the city anticipates the park will be open in fall.

Walker Macy is the lead consultant and landscape architect.

The team also includes Patano Studio Architecture, architect; Browne Wheeler Engineers, civil engineer; PAE and Luma Lighting Design, lighting; Lund Opsahl, structural engineer; Herrera, environmental permitting; and JMB Consulting, cost estimator.

Walker Macy said the park's redesign preserves forest areas while providing new public gathering spaces.

The park will have a large terrace flanked by seat-walls that offer views, stormwater gardens and a meandering water course, and a multi-use lawn with a picnic/performance pavilion.

There will be a path to the water, improvements to stormwater management and more attractive sightlines.

Replacement of the city dock adjacent to the park is planned as part of a separate project.

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