On June 4, 2015, City Council unanimously adopted the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan (DWMP). The major themes of the DWMP provide the framework to protect and enhance the City’s waterfront assets as well as leverage the economic potential on the water and the upland areas. The DWMP also provides guidance for connecting the city and neighborhoods to areas of activity and areas of respite throughout the downtown waterfrontDowntown Waterfront Master Plan
History of the Process
Phase I: Community Outreach and Technical Inventory
Several community meetings and walking audits were conducted and comments were invited through the Public Input web page. A technical inventory and analysis of existing assets was done. This portion concluded with publication of a site inventory workbook and the scheduling of a community meeting.
Phase II: Creative Workshops
On November 10-13, 2015, at a creative workshop shared what the Consultant's planning team had learned through public input, technical inventory and stakeholder and focus group meetings. The creative workshop also included development of guiding principles and a set of initial planning concepts.
Phase III: Presentations and Video
On January 26-29, 2015 multi-day workshop reviewed issues and opportunities. Designs in development were viewable at an Open House. A public response exercise was held for validation and ranking.
Phase IV: Draft Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Presentation
During the April 1-2, 2015 presentations, citizens were given the opportunity to “redline” the draft DWMP and provide comments on the concepts presented.