Project 1107 Design Concept Unveiling Events

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Foundation to Unveil Design Concept

for Former Hospital Site

Iconic Public Green Space to Establish Legacy of Well-Being

Community Invited to Open Houses

 

Clark County will become home to the most ambitious and imaginative public green space in the region, according to The Greater Clark Foundation, which will unveil the design concept for the 30-acre space in a series of events at the “Project 1107 Pavilion” in Winchester September 18-21.

Tagged Project 1107 for the former hospital site’s address at 1107 Lexington Avenue, the design incorporates a massive water wall and reflecting pool, a public plaza and large lawns, event garden spaces defined by native plants and overhead shade structures, meandering trails, sculptural mounds that pay tribute to ancient Native American burial grounds, two children’s adventure areas and interactive art sculptures.

Renowned landscape architect Bill Esarey of wee landscape architecture, Inc.  and Melody Farris Jackson, a designer and visual artist for Metafour Designs – both from Winchester – have created a design that includes elements and ideas gleaned from community members who participated in a roundtable discussion regarding various recreational, educational and cultural activities for the space.

“The Project 1107 design concept came about through an amazing community collaboration process, to turn an empty field into an iconic public space that incorporates features reflecting Clark County’s history, promoting civic and economic vitality, creating educational opportunities and encouraging health, well-being and quality of life,” said Jen Algire, President and CEO of the Foundation.

Schedule of Project 1107 Pavilion public events:

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 3 – 7 p.m.: Community Open House
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.: Community Presentation
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Community Open House
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.: Community Presentation
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m. – Community Presentation (repeat)
  • Sunday, Sept. 21, Noon – 3 p.m.: Community Open House
  • Sunday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m.: Meet the Design Team Community Discussion

About The Greater Clark Foundation

The Greater Clark Foundation is about Ambition for a Vibrant Community. A recently-established health legacy Foundation, its mission is to make the Greater Clark County area of Kentucky one of the best places in the country to live, work and play. Based in Winchester, the Foundation focuses its investments on civic and economic vitality; educational attainment; and health, well-being and quality of life. For more information, visit us on Facebook, or at www.ClarkAmbition.org, or call 859-355-9054.