By Kevin Coughlin
A skating rink? Carousel? Beer garden?
What would you like to see in Pioneer Park, that forlorn, windswept promenade outside of Morristown’s Headquarters Plaza?
Speak up on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Ideas will be solicited between 6 pm and 8 pm, at 10 N. Park Place, by the high-profile architectural firm Ken Smith Workshop and the Morristown planning division.
The Olnick Organization and Fisher Development, joint owners of HQ Plaza, have agreed to spend between $500,000 and $1.15 million to transform the concrete park into something more user-friendly.
That was part of a 2014 deal in which the town sold its land rights beneath HQ Plaza to the developers for $1.6 million.
Ken Smith was involved in designing the Roof Garden of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and was a member of the THINK Team that proposed a pair of lattice towers to memorialize the World Trade Center.
He also is the landscape architect for the 117-floor World One residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India.
According to Mayor Tim Dougherty, conceptual drawings for Pioneer Park will be presented at Monday’s gathering, along with discussions of similar projects. Public feedback will be used to create the final plans, he said.