Kate Pearce, AICP
Nearly two decades in the making, Dorothea Dix Park, is charting a path to become America's next great urban park. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 308-acre site is one of the last remaining open spaces in the capital city's downtown. Acquired for $52 million dollars, the site encompasses cultural landscapes, 1.2 million sq. ft. of buildings, connectivity to regional institutions and the most picturesque views of Raleigh. The presentation will cover the park's evolution through a case study format. Content covered will be selection of a world-renowned design team, innovative interim programming, experienced based public engagement, master plan development, public private partnerships, financial and implementation strategies.