A Brooklyn-based company has been chosen as project management consultant for the transformation of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park – formerly LaSalle Park.
Gardiner & Theobald was chosen by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. board of directors, with input from the city's Department of Public Works and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, for its experience overseeing large and complex park and recreation projects.
"G&T not only demonstrated exceptional relevant experience with large, complex park and recreation projects, like the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, the firm is also well-acquainted with the project's designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, with whom it is currently partnering on Brooklyn Bridge Park," Mayor Byron Brown said in a statement.
G&T will serve as project manager for the park's design phase, anticipated to run through mid-2021, at a cost of $884,000.
The project team's goal is to break ground for the re-imagined park in 2022, with completion in 2024.