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Moore Square Implementation

Last updated Nov. 23, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Park
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Strategic Planning, Communications and Analytics
  • Sasaki Associates

Current Activity

The Schematic Design for Moore Square was presented to the public for comment on November 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at City Market, 215 Wolfe Street, Raleigh. Following the Open House, Schematic Design was presented to the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board on November 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett Street. PRGAB voted unanimously to move the design forward to City Council for their approval.  Schematic Design will be presented to City Council December 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett Street.

For online participation, visit: www.yourparksyourfuture.com

Design Team: Sasaki Associates’ Urban Studio is an interdisciplinary collaborative of exceptional minds focused on the improving quality of life in urban centers. The core tenets of their practice are partnerships with clients toward shared positive outcomes, meaningful and memorable community outreach, and transformation through exceptional planning and design.

Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) District: Central

Summary

Moore Square was originally conceived in 1792 when it was designated as one of four public spaces in Raleigh. Today, Moore Square is a historic, signature destination.

Master Plan
In May 2011, the Raleigh City Council approved the Moore Square Master Plan as presented. This concept design honors the Square’s historic heritage while establishing a forward looking vision for a 21st century urban space.
Download the Moore Square Master Plan

Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy
The Moore Square Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy provides confirmation of design appropriateness of the Master Plan, analysis of soil samples, a long term succession strategy and recommendations for design refinements to be explored during Schematic Design.
Download the Moore Square Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy

From April 28th to May 1st, Sasaki Associates spent four active and engaging days leading over thirty meetings with staff, stakeholders, citizens, nonprofits, business owners as well as the Mayor and City Council to discuss the implementation of the Moore Square Master Plan. Support and enthusiasm for the project moving forward was overwhelming. Stakeholders expressed the desire to move the project forward beyond the ongoing planning dialogue to design and construction. Sasaki used this successful week of engagement to develop the Implementation Priorities Report. The Report was used to inform schematic design, reflecting the most current desired experiences of park visitors.

Schematic Design Open House Materials

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
2009Competition Phase - complete
2010/2011Master Plan Phase – complete
2012/2013 - completeComprehensive Tree Strategy
July - August 2015Priorities Report Presentation to the Moore Square Public Leadership Group, Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board and City Council
November 10, 2015Open House, City Market, 215 Wolfe Street, 6:00-8:00 pm
November 12, 2015Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board, Schematic Design Presentation, Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett Street, 6:00 pm
December 1, 2015City Council, Schematic Design Presentation, Council Chambers, 222 W. Hargett Street, 1:00 pm
2016Construction Documents and Permitting
Summer 2016 - Summer 2017Park Construction

History

Moore Square was originally conceived in 1792 when it was designated as one of four public spaces in Raleigh. Today, Moore Square is a historic, signature destination.

An in-depth study on the History of Moore Square was created for the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission, Inc. in 2009, titled "Common Beauty". The document includes the History of the Physical Form and uses of Moore Square. View "Common Beauty."

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