Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

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Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

July 8, 2016

Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition

About the Competition:

The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years.

The focus of this competition is developing an inspiring vision for a potential new linear park that could stretch over 7 miles and up to 1,000 acres and serve as a backbone of the area. Individuals and multi-disciplinary design teams from across the United States and beyond with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, economic analysis, transportation, sustainability, community development, and public art, amongst other fields are invited to submit design proposals for the competition.

Entries must include an overall linear park conceptual design and illustrations of the four different design scenario conditions, as described within the competition briefing book. Up to three teams will be selected as winning teams and will present their proposals at a public event in Kansas City with the City, stakeholders and general public. The City will offer $24,000 in total prize awards, to be distributed evenly between the selected winning teams. One student submission will also be selected for Honorary Mention. Design proposals will be used to shape and inspire a new linear park and development in Twin Creeks.

To submit to the competition, please visit the RFP365 portal:

Submit your entries at RFP365Competition Timeline:

Participants shall submit proposals to the City using the RFP365 portal by no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on July 8, 2016.

Winning teams will be announced in August 2016 and a public event to present the winning proposals will take place in September 2016.

Design teams are invited to submit questions through the RFP365 portal.  Responses will be posted in early June through the RFP365 portal.  Additional details on the question and answer process will be posted on this website as they are confirmed.

About Twin Creeks:

Twin Creeks is a predominantly rural area encompassing 15,000 acres in the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri. In 2015, the City completed over $43.5 million of infrastructure improvements in the area, enabling future development. Full build out of the area, which is expected to occur over the next 20+ years, could accommodate up to 75,000 people and 20,000 units of housing.

Competition Jury:

Amanda Burden, Principal, Bloomberg Associates

Amber Hackett Crosby, Commissioner, KCMO Parks Board

Philip Enquist, Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill

John Fierro, CEO, Mattie Rhodes Center

Robin Ganser, Principal, Coen + Partners

Mark McHenry, Director, KCMO Parks and Recreation Department

Aaron Schmidt, Asst Gen Manager of Planning and Construction, Hunt Midwest

Alicia Stephens, Executive Director, Platte County Economic Development Council

Michael Vance Toombs, Director, Storytellers Inc.

General questions or issues about any aspect of this competition should be directed to:
John DeBauche
City Planning and Development
City Hall, 15th Floor


July 8, 2016
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