The city of New Buffalo’s Lake Michigan waterfront is both an important amenity for local residents and a significant economic driver supporting hundreds of jobs in the community every year. Abonmarche has been a community partner for many years and was engaged by the city to provide technical expertise in developing a waterfront master plan. This plan would support the city’s goal of redeveloping the waterfront area, ensuring that it continues to be a key part of the local economy and meets the needs and expectations of local residents.
The Abonmarche team worked with local staff and stakeholders through a public process to create a vision for the waterfront, identify priority projects, and design a community all parties could be proud of. This process involved several opportunities for public involvement in decision making and goal setting.
- Public Survey
- Public Design Charrettes
- Manage the Steering Committee
- Engagement with Stakeholder Groups