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Chumash Cultural Project at Ambassador Park

Date: 6/10/2021 - 7/6/2021

Type: RFPs / RFQs

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): California


The City of Santa Barbara, in partnership with California State Coastal Conservancy, requests proposals from professional firms or individuals with experience developing landscape plans for culturally significant land. The deliverable work will be the 30% design of landscape features at Ambassador Park which celebrate and educate the public about Chumash culture and heritage, support tribal use, provide passive recreation, retain views, and incorporate the Department’s objectives for long-term maintenance with extreme exposure to weather and public use. The design will address site safety and accessibility, limit potential for vandalism, and ensure sustainability given limited City maintenance resources. The design will be responsive to community interest and will be informed by a Chumash Advisory group, and community involvement through public meetings. The design will be of sufficient detail to facilitate review by the Historic Landmarks Commission and to complete environmental analysis (by others).

Ambassador Park (Park) is located along Santa Barbara’s waterfront between West Cabrillo Boulevard and West Mason Street. (Attachment A) Hotels and apartment buildings flank the Park to the west and east. Today, the Park consists of a simple palm-tree lined, ½-acre open turf area.

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