WAUKEGAN PORT DISTRICT MASTER PLAN

CLIENT

WAUKEGAN PORT DISTRICT

 

LOCATION

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS

 

SERVICES

WATERFRONT MASTER PLANNING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, LAND USE PLANNING

Waukegan Port District Master Plan

The overall purpose of the Waukegan Port District Master Plan is to assess the existing conditions of the Port’s waterfront properties, identify opportunities to enhance the economic vitality of the waterfront, improve the connection of the waterfront to downtown Waukegan, and present economically viable alternatives to make immediate and long term improvements.

 

The specific goals of the Master Plan include incorporating stakeholder participation to coordinate efforts and galvanize support, identifying future infrastructure needs and prioritizing projects based on that input, demonstrating environmental stewardship, incorporating green infrastructure, identifying sustainable alternatives to current operations, and considering economic development initiatives that provide a long term funding source to implement these goals.

 

As this effort was completed as one of the direct outcomes of the Waukegan Lakefront Active Implementation Plan, the Community Outreach phase of this project began with the extensive series of community stakeholder meetings held during that process. Hundreds of residents and stakeholder groups participated in that effort, which is extensively documented in the Lakefront Active Implementation Plan. Building on that effort, we worked with a group of community leaders including Port District Staff, City leaders, City staff, business leaders, and active community organizations such as the Citizens Action Group and the Greater Waukegan Development Corporation. We involved adjacent business owners and private sector enterprises, and engaged the community in public meetings to garner feedback.

Waukegan Port District Master Plan

The overall purpose of the Waukegan Port District Master Plan is to assess the existing conditions of the Port’s waterfront properties, identify opportunities to enhance the economic vitality of the waterfront, improve the connection of the waterfront to downtown Waukegan, and present economically viable alternatives to make immediate and long term improvements.

 

The specific goals of the Master Plan include incorporating stakeholder participation to coordinate efforts and galvanize support, identifying future infrastructure needs and prioritizing projects based on that input, demonstrating environmental stewardship, incorporating green infrastructure, identifying sustainable alternatives to current operations, and considering economic development initiatives that provide a long term funding source to implement these goals.

 

As this effort was completed as one of the direct outcomes of the Waukegan Lakefront Active Implementation Plan, the Community Outreach phase of this project began with the extensive series of community stakeholder meetings held during that process. Hundreds of residents and stakeholder groups participated in that effort, which is extensively documented in the Lakefront Active Implementation Plan. Building on that effort, we worked with a group of community leaders including Port District Staff, City leaders, City staff, business leaders, and active community organizations such as the Citizens Action Group and the Greater Waukegan Development Corporation. We involved adjacent business owners and private sector enterprises, and engaged the community in public meetings to garner feedback.

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