Urban Design & Planning: Redevelopment Master Planning

Sustainable Places®, Inc.

The planning challenge for this 50-acre redevelopment project was to redefine the character of the neighborhood to support the creation of a new community. Key site opportunities included Trail Creek, a nearby casino complex, and Lake Michigan beach front.

Using a highly interactive community meeting process, Joel Stauber helped the stakeholders develop a consensus regarding the proposed master plan. The redevelopment master plan included transformation of Trail Creek with a new marina, a nature sanctuary, and pedestrian water-edge esplanades. The plan further enhanced these amenities by including new pedestrian connections to the casino and Lake Michigan.

*Experience from previous firm.