Current Process and What's Next

Gnatt chart of pier process

What's Next?

Show Past Events
December 2015
Design concepts due
January 2016
Technical analysis completed, including review of any permitting issues, operating cost review, construction concerns
January 2016
Selection Committee meeting (potential shortlist)
January – February 2016
Public information/outreach
February 2016
Public presentations by finalists (Coliseum)
February – March 2016
Public survey period (online)
March 2016
Survey outcome
March 2016
Selection and ranking by Selection Committee
May 2016
City Council approval of ranking by Selection Committee
May - July 2016
Contract Negotiations & Approval
July - August 2016
Present Contract to Council for Approval
August - October 2016
Concept Refinement
Winter 2015
Complete Schematic Design
November 2015
City Council approves Design Team rankings for Pier Approach
February 2016
Select Pier Operator
March 2016
Pier Approach Public Workshop
April 2016
Schematic design report presentation to City Council
Summer 2016
Pier - design development phase complete
Summer 2016
Pier Approach design concepts finalized and schematic design begins
Fall 2016
Pier –construction documents complete
Jan - March 2017

Pier Approach

  • Commence Design Development Phase
March/April 2017

Pier

  • Guaranteed Maximum Price Proposal No. 1 from Skanska
  • Obtain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Permit for Pier
  • Complete 100% Construction Documents of non-marine work
June - August 2017

Pier Approach

  • Commence Construction Document Phase

Pier

  • GMP Proposal No. 2 (non-marine work) received from Skanska
  • City Council approval of GMP Amendment No. 2 (non-marine work)
Sept/Oct 2017

Pier Approach

  • Obtain final Permits for Pier Approach
  • GMP Proposal for complete Pier Approach received from Skanska

Pier

  • Commence construction on balance of Pier
Jan 2018

Pier Approach

  • Commence construction of Pier Approach
Sept 2018

Pier

  • Complete Pier Construction
Dec 2018

Pier Approach

  • Complete Pier Approach Construction
Early 2019

Pier Approach

  • Ribbon Cutting on new Pier
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Pier Update: December 2016

Pier Update: January 2016

About the Process


Shortly after his election, Mayor Kriseman brought together the various factions from the previous Pier process which resulted in the referendum to stop design on the proposed Lens design. This group of stakeholders worked with the mayor to develop this current process, which was announced on May 1, 2014 at a press conference on the waterfront.



The process, designed to be fair, comprehensive and transparent, began with a Working Group that included leaders from the neighborhoods, local businesses and previous stakeholders in earlier Pier discussions. The Pier Working Group’s goal was to engage and inform the public and provide opportunities for their input. The Working Group submitted a final report which delineated the functions that the new Pier should include.

Following the Working Group’s assessment, the Mayor appointed a six member Selection Committee, which directed the release of an RFP to design teams for a new Pier.

Twenty-nine design firms that responded to the city’s initial RFQ, has been narrowed to eight. Those eight firms will provide their concepts to the city on December 15th. Following a technical review and a public survey, the Selection Committee will then make their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council.