RFP: Sculpture for Phase III of the Saw Mill River Daylighting Park

  • Commissioning Entity: City of Yonkers Department of Planning & Development
  • Budget: $5000
  • Open Date: 2019-03-07
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-03-31

Brief Description

Artists are invited to apply to an open call for entry in which the City of Yonkers is seeking site responsive sculpture proposals to activate the City’s newest public space- Phase III of the Saw Mill River Daylighting Park. The Daylighting of the Saw Mill River is a multi-phase development which encompasses new urban river and parks through the heart of downtown Yonkers. Prior to the completion of these projects, the Saw Mill River was buried for nearly a century beneath the City through the 1890s-1920s. The first phase of the daylighted river near the City’s train station, now known as Van Der Donck Park, was completed in 2012 and Phase II at the Mill Street Courtyard was accomplished in 2016. Completed in 2018, Daylighting III is a forward-looking, public oasis that provides the community with accessible green space and an opportunity to connect with the newly uncovered river.