Professional Practice

Request for Proposals for a Conceptual Site Plan for the Belwin Conservancy’s “Creative Center”

Date: 2/15/2017 - 5/12/2017

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Minnesota

Description: Proposer Opportunity
The Belwin Conservancy is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide site planning services. The Conceptual Site Plan is a critical component in the process of establishing a “Creative Center” (working title) on a 300-acre natural area owned by Belwin. The “Creative Center” was identified as a strategic goal for Belwin in 2005 and is part of its 21c Master and Strategic Plan 2014-2021.

The purpose of the “Creative Center” is to create a center where art is the draw and medium to involve people in a natural experience. All Belwin art and nature programing will encompass an environmental message delivered through an artistic experience. The Conceptual Site Plan will serve as the visualization of an art and nature outdoor experience at this particular location. Belwin Conservancy owns a total of 1,364 acres. The subject area of the Conceptual Site Plan includes approximately 300 acres.

The Conceptual Site Plan will locate points of public access, parking, trails (both hiking and art opportunities), interpretation, and establish meaningful connections between the north and south sides of the property. The north side of the property is primarily in a natural state while the south side of the property contains a residential complex comprised of four existing structures.

Belwin is excited to be moving forward with implementation of its 21c Master Plan. The goal of this effort is to educate audiences about environmental issues.


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