In RFQ on July 7, 2015 at 5:38 pm

As part of the Airport’s north side construction program, an observation park is being planned at the corner of Palm Street and Admiral Boland Way. The park is envisioned as a multi-faceted space in an urban context. It will increase the appeal of the newly landscaped area of Pacific Highway for pedestrians and provide the public with a unique site from which to observe aircraft approaching and departing the Airport’s runway. The park is reflective of the Airport’s commitment to providing accessibility to and from the Airport campus via public transportation. Transit users of the Middletown light rail station at Palm Street will be guided to walk through the park to access a complimentary shuttle to Airport terminals.

Artists are invited to envision an innovative, integrated approach that enhances the public’s experience of the Palm Street Park. The artistic interventions should be multidimensional, and feature sculptural elements that heighten the functionality and exploratory potential of the park. This may include seating, integrated landscape elements, canopies, lighting fixtures, and/or walkway enhancements. Furthermore, the artwork design should create a unifying theme that defines the character or identity of the park. The artist may draw upon the proximity to the airfield and/or the distinctive characteristics of the San Diego’s natural environment as inspiration.

ELIGIBILITY:  For complete eligibility requirements, submission guidelines, and to apply for the opportunity, all artists must register in the Authority’s Vendor Database. To register visit: and complete the Vendor Registration. You will be asked to create a user name and password, have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available, and select your Business Category (711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers)

BUDGET: $500,000

DEADLINE: July 31, 2 pm (PST)

QUESTIONS: Karla Cook, Art Program Coordinator by email at



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