Barr worked with the City of Saint Paul to design a new seven-acre park near downtown in an area referred to as the West Side Flats. The park will provide both green space for people to enjoy and stormwater treatment (as an amenity) for the properties around the park. The proposed park includes community gathering spaces, trails, a boardwalk, and a several-acre stormwater wetland basin to treat, store, and slowly release stormwater. The park establishes a green neighborhood center with multiple benefits for people and nature.
Partnering with the city and several subconsultants, Barr worked closely with the surrounding neighborhood organizations, local artists, and other stakeholders to plan and design a park that meets the various needs of residents and disadvantaged community members. The project is 70-percent designed and will be completed as the surrounding redevelopment occurs.
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Landscape Architect and Ecologist
Senior Landscape Architect
Vice President Senior Civil Engineer