HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's 1,500-acre Memorial Park is set for a redesign.
The project that could cost as much as $100 million and take as long as 20 years to complete is part of a long-range initiative.
Landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz has been chosen for the project. Firm owner Thomas Woltz tells the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1aH0C5O ) he'll approach the redesign of the park the same way he approaches all his projects: by listening to the place and to the people who use and manage it.
The firm's other projects include the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and a 3,000-acre New Zealand sheep farm.
Funding will come largely from the Uptown Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and fund-raising efforts by the Memorial Park Conservancy.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com