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Waterfront

Waterfront Planning

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morphological analysis Examines the waterfront's development over time and its current condition
sectional analysis Identifies the best land uses for specific areas along the waterfront
environmental analysis Determines the environmental risk posed by existing development and whether or not it should be revitalized
community involvement includes education, environmental monitoring, and visioning
remediation plan explains the process for cleaning up high toxicity levels
conceptual framework plan explains the overarching plan for the waterfront, and relies on previous studies. Allocates investment, facilitates appropriate water uses, and joins new waterfront development with existing urban and rural development.
detailed plan lays out the specific plan for the waterfront, including new uses, reinterpreted uses, and new places and destinations
river waterfronts should focus on the uses that connect both sides of the riverbank in a visual and physical manner
ocean and bay waterfronts should utilize piers for recreational uses. These uses should smoothly and safely connect the ocean to the urban business and residential landscape
lake and reservoir waterfronts should encourage water sports as well as shoreline recreation and activities
Design Strategies for Waterfront Planning Continuity, Sequence, Variety, Connection
Continuity provides a continuous system along the waterfront for purposes of walking, biking, jogging, and similar activities
Sequence places open spaces sequentially along the waterfront. these spaces are often aligned with major roadways or unique views.
Variety incorporates multiple land uses along the waterways. These uses should be compatible, and satisfy the needs of different users.
Connection provides visual and physical connection between the waterfront, the bay, and the city
Waterfront Design Elements
Open Space Plazas, parks, piers
Sustainability ecological preservation and ecological design. Ensures watershed and habitats are protected and maintained. Encourages water uses that preserve and restore the natural ecology. Wetland restoration, preservation of natural vegetation and storm water mngmt
Connections Paths, promenades, tourism-oriented water connection (ferries, water taxis, etc), transportation-oriented water connections
Development working waterfronts (maritime uses), infill and adaptive reuse, recreational and tourist destinations, business investment, new mixed-use development, arts development
Created by: jlongabaugh
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