Council adopts Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use PlanOn December 13, 2010 the City Council unanimously and enthusiastically approved Resolution No. 8182, adopting the Meydenbauer Bay Park and Land Use Plan as recommended by the Steering Committee and Park Board, and incorporating Implementation Principles. For decades, the city has envisioned a new park at Meydenbauer Bay and reconnecting the Downtown to the waterfront. Planning of the park began in earnest in early 2007. Adoption of the Master Plan brings that vision one significant step closer to reality. Adopted Master Plan
What does the Plan do?The master plan provides a memorable shoreline experience, improves pedestrian access to the water, reflects positive environmental stewardship and helps increase awareness and understanding about the area's rich boating and whaling history, while also providing multiple opportunities to gather, play and recreate. The plan includes such features as:
- Multiple and varied views to and from the water
- Pedestrian promenade and pier
- New activity building
- Renovation of the historic Whaling Building
- Beach and shoreline restoration
- Stream daylighting
- Playground and picnic areas
- Multiple opportunities for access to and enjoyment of the water
- Improvements to street frontage to strengthen connections to the lake
- Connections to neighboring parks
What happens next?The plan will guide the council, staff and city boards and commissions in developing future policy, regulations and capital budget proposals to implement the plan.
Follow the progress of the park's development on the Meydenbauer Park and Marina Projects web page.