In 2014, the City acquired the 900 Innes property, which is adjacent to the existing India Basin Shoreline Park and India Basin Shoreline Open Space. Together with India Basin Shoreline Park, the City plans to design and build a new, world-class 8-acre park that will provide local residents with direct access to parks, open space and new recreational opportunities. 

The landscape architecture firm of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) was selected as the winning firm from the India Basin Waterfront Parks Design Ideas Competition to lead the Concept Design for 900 Innes / India Basin Shoreline Park. The GGN team includes Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), civil engineer specializing in water resource strategies; Rana Creek, ecological restoration designer; Greenlee and Associates, horticulturalist specializing in meadow design; Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, historic preservation architects; and Alta Planning + Design, transportation planners. 

GGN is based in Seattle, Washington. Recent and current work includes the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, National Museum of African American History and Culture, CityCenterDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Seattle's Pike-Pine Renaissance Streets Plan. GGN was the recipient of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011. The firm’s project awards include ASLA National Awards of Excellence, ASLA and AIA Honor Awards for Design, Tucker Design Awards, and Great Places Awards from the Environmental Design Research Association.

Over the coming months GGN will engage the community and project stakeholders in the concept design for both 900 Innes and India Basin Shoreline Park.  The design will incorporate elements of the existing shipyards, restore the Shipwrights Cottage as a Welcome Center, offer both active and passive spaces, emphasize waterfront recreation and provide facilities for human-powered boating, and expand and enhance existing wetlands.  The conceptual design phase is anticipated to be complete in August 2016. 




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