A revamped plan for Royal Melvin Heritage Park is in the works.
"We've scaled it down from the original $3 million design," Steve Schmidt, the city's development manager, told The Log. "We are trying to come up with a final shovel-ready design."
Back in April, city leaders agreed to spend $29,400 with Tetra Tech for services and design work associated with the harbor-front park that city leaders purchased for $4.6 million in 2006.
After being presented with plans that called for a multi-million dollar park featuring a water wall, elaborate water features, and a raised amphitheater and stage, some city leaders weren't pleased and called for new plans to be drawn up.
The new design will still feature the parks' signature Compass Rose design near the street-front entrance, but Schmidt said there is no amphitheater or fountains in the current conceptual plans.
"We went from a $3 million design to a roughly $1 million design," Schmidt said. "This design tries to incorporate the requirements from the grant, while still being aesthetically pleasing."
Schmidt said the conceptual plans would be reviewed by all of the stakeholders involved in the project before coming in front of the CRA Board October 7 for their direction moving forward.
"This is the 50,000-foot look at it," he said. "This is just a very basic concept of what it could look like."