National design teams offer striking initial concepts for Lake Monona waterfront

Three finalists who have designed public spaces around the globe offered striking initial concepts Monday in a competition to reshape the Lake Monona waterfront between Olin Park and Williamson Street.

Agency Landscape + Planning of Cambridge, Massachusetts; James Corner Field Operations of New York; and Sasaki of Denver shared concepts during an in-person and online meeting from Monona Terrace to forge a master plan to better connect Capitol Square and neighborhoods to the lake, improve water quality and aquatic habitat, celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy and preserve the lake’s cultural history.

The concepts offered on Monday showed potential for a dramatic transformation of the waterfront, including marsh and wetland restoration, expanded park space, far better separation of motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, raised boardwalks, bridges and underpasses, a cap over John Nolen Drive, and railroad tracks, an amphitheater, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired boathouse off King Street, beaches, fishing piers and more...

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Ken Notes: Lots of details in the article. All are pretty special projects, I was surprised that none include a deck over John Nolen. I do love the Frank Lloyd Wright boathouse and marina idea but if the two lakes remain separate Mendota has more potential.

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