A professional design team working on an updated vision for downtown Phoenix’s Hance Park will present their first concept design to the public this week.

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After a lengthy RFQ process, the city of Phoenix contracted with a multi-disciplinary design team to conduct an exhaustive public process to gather input on what residents, neighbors and other stakeholders envision for a renovated Hance Park and then develop a conceptual Master Plan design.

The Margaret T. Hance Park footprint.

The team, led by primary consultants Weddle Gilmore and !Melk, has incorporated the extensive public input into a design concept that it will unveil at public meetings on Nov. 20 and 21, 2013.

The first meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St. in downtown Phoenix. The public also can view the designs at the regularly scheduled Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the  Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.

More information on the process, including the full Master Plan Program Report, is available on the Parks and Recreation Department website or by calling 602-262-4897.