Innovation Series: The Future of RVA with BridgePark
The HYPE Innovation Series
How do we stay innovative when it comes to workplace culture, building community relationships and keeping up with the continued growth of technology? Join us as we hear from some of Richmond’s corporations on how they encourage innovation amongst a generation filled with creative minds.
Parks should connect people. As head of the BridgePark project, Ted Elmore, will explore his novel idea of turning a downtown bridge, designed for automobiles, into a park. He outlines how designing with the community is bringing neighbors closer and making a "bold idea even bolder."
Ted and his team met with hundreds of community members to solicit ideas and feedback on the idea of a BridgePark across the James. In May 2014, they hired local engineering firm, The Timmons Group, and local architecture firm, Spatial Affairs Bureau, to examine the community's input and then collect data and analyze the proposed BridgePark site with that advice in mind. The study considers the existing conditions and opportunities provided by the natural landscape, alongside the stated wants and needs of the community.
Hear his story, see his vision, and be a part of the change in RVA.