NEW IMAGES: Haymarket Plaza Concept
check out what's in store for downtown Eau Claire's next public space
Released Tuesday (2-14) during a work session following the Eau Claire City Council’s bi-weekly meeting, we can now check out concept renderings for the Haymarket Plaza which are far more official than anything we’ve seen before. These concepts aren’t just for scale and size, they actually show features based on planning and public input, though we doubt everything is set in stone.
Designs are by Garret Perry of Design Studio Etc. of Madison, Wis. Images via the City of Eau Claire.
Features shown include a large fountain, sculptures, multiple small “fire plazas,” access to the water, and plenty of natural seating. And of course, you’ll also see the much-talked-about pedestrian overlook bridge spanning the Eau Claire River, connecting the new plaza to Phoenix Park.
In case you’ve forgotten, the Haymarket Plaza is a public park area to be located between the new Haymarket Landing building, the forthcoming Confluence Arts Center, and the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers itself – right up to where the land meets the water.
You can attend an open house event on Thursday (February 23, 4pm) at the RCU building, (200 Riverfront Terrace) to offer feedback on the new concepts.