IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orange County
Great Park Board today approved the Comprehensive Master Plan for the Great
Park. They also approved the process that will determine what features will
be included in the Park by officially establishing the Vision Statement,
Guiding Principles and Park Program Selection Framework.
The Park Program Selection Framework specifically directs the Great
Park Design Studio to evaluate programs that could be included in the
Park's schematic design. This process will shape the three distinct park
areas -- the Canyon, a sustainable oasis with trails and a cultural
terrace; the Fields and Memorial Park featuring the Sports Park, the Great
Park Balloon and Timeline; and the Habitat Park, home of Agua Chinon and
the Wildlife Corridor.
"The Great Park Corporation has received many creative and interesting
proposals from the public," said Larry Agran, Chair, Great Park Board
Corporation. "Today's action guarantees that all the proposals that come to
us will be evaluated fairly and professionally."
Criteria to rate and prioritize proposed programs based on the Vision
Statement, Guiding Principles and Program Selection Framework will be
established. A panel of professionals will evaluate criteria and will work
with the Design Studio to perform the initial program assessment.
The Park program recommendations will be presented to the Board in
November, action will take place before the end of the year. As new
proposals come forward they will be reviewed through a similar process in
later phases of the Park's development. A schedule of new proposals will be
included in the recommendations made to the Board in December 2007.
The Orange County Great Park, which is almost twice the size of Central
Park, will be a major metropolitan park and the focal point of the
redevelopment of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro.
The Great Park will include extensive natural areas and open space in
addition to recreational and cultural uses.
For more information, please go to http://www.ocgp.org.
SOURCE The Orange County Great Park