Local residents and businesses can give their input at three public workshops being presented by the USS Midway Museum in San Diego to discuss a new park and architectural element proposed for Navy Pier.

The meetings are set for Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. They will be held at the Port of San Diego’s Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway.

A port district statement said the workshops will be presented by the architecture firm Tucker Sadler Architects Inc., on behalf of the USS Midway. While the museum is a port district tenant, the proposal is not a Port of San Diego project.

The museum, at 910 N. Harbor Drive, has a concept proposal for a veteran’s memorial park, stemming from terms of its 2001 entitlement process. As part of its lease agreement with the port district, the museum is required to provide a plan and project description for a park on Navy Pier no later than Oct. 1, 2012.

While the port district has not taken a formal stance on the museum project, the current port master plan says a 5.7-acre memorial park is a planning goal of the district, as it encourages development of more public open space.

— Lou Hirsh