The next step in the process is to develop a master plan based on the goals of the park, public input, adopted plans, and successful designs from other urban parks. The master plan will include the history of the site, environmental conditions, surrounding development, appropriate activities, management strategy and will outline opportunities for potential sponsorships. The plan will be used to help identify funding for the park.
Once funding for the park design has been secured, the city will seek more public input. The vision for the North Waterfront Park is that it becomes the intensely-used, vibrant and lush heart of the city. The city expects the community to be the expert that refines the vision with leaders and professionals helping to implement the vision.
The City will look to partner with area organizations to host “pop-up” events on the undeveloped site until funding for the park is obtained.