Phase I will include the construction of a multi-level riverfront promenade with terraced seating, a floating dock and marina with an accessible kayak launch, a fishing pier, and shoreline restoration and habitat enhancements. Construction of the second phase is tentatively planned to start in 2023 and will include a lawn for concerts, festivals, and other events; a dog park; urban beach; adventure playground; and splash pad. The third and final phase will include a commercial plaza that will support local start-up businesses that specialize in food, beverage, retail, and recreation.
“What a wild and exciting ride it’s been with the City of Green Bay in the multi-year planning and design process to shape this neglected industrial site into a unique regional destination,” said Sarah McDonald, Landscape Architect and Project Manager at Stantec. “It is particularly fitting to break ground in 2022, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted believed that parks should be for all people, and it is with that spirit that we forged the master plan design for the Shipyard.”
In addition to Phase I design, Stantec provided environmental, civil engineering, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) permitting services to prepare the site for redevelopment. The team also worked with the City of Green Bay to design and permit various Shipyard amenities and associated support infrastructure such as regional trail connections, safe railroad crossing, parking lots, and road reconstruction. Public engagement heavily influenced the design of the project, reinforcing the city’s goal of designing a space for the community, including businesses and residents in the Broadway District.
Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored the project with an Award of Excellence.
Stantec has worked closely with the City of Green Bay for over a decade to assess, clean up, and perform area-wide planning for brownfield and underutilized sites in the downtown area along the Fox River.