NOTE Ron led the community outreach and design while with Merritt + Pardini Architects and served as Principal-in-Charge while with TCF Architecture (esplanade design architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects)
THEA FOSS WATERWAY
“Create a Place for Yourself on Thea Foss” was a community outreach and consensus building effort that spanned nearly one year and involved over twenty public meetings and over a thousand participants. The result was a preferred alternative that provided a road map for future development density and established the areas for development and public spaces, including a waterfront esplanade, piers, view access corridors, roads, and sidewalks. The next step was to produce a programmatic EIS with the intention of streamlining the regulatory process for future development proposals. As the plan moved forward, Ron worked on both the design and development guidelines for the Foss Waterway Development Authority as well as the design and construction of the first phase of the esplanade.