Riverfront Master Plan
Of all the great, unrealized efforts that lie before Quincy, Illinois, the development of its waterfront is arguably the most potentially catalytic and transformative. Revitalizing the riverfront is the next major opportunity to elevate the status of the city’s most visible and valuable anchor.
Quincy’s Riverfront is the city’s greatest natural asset, with the potential to serve many different roles:
– Center of community activity
– Thriving restaurant and retail district
– Attractive residential location
– Tourism destination for a variety of interest groups
Capturing Quincy’s vibrant culture in design begins with the community. To present ideas and solicit feedback from residents and users, the planning process will include public open houses and workshops supported by online surveys and questionnaires.
Creating value in public spaces requires focusing on environmental responsibility, sustainability, social justice, and economic improvement. Consideration must be taken in how the riverfront will look and function decades from now.
Every design decision and alteration made to the riverfront has a compounding effect on the community. Our design philosophy centers on understanding larger design influences and presenting opportunities for positive change with regional outcomes.
An extraordinary Mississippi riverfront can become an even more powerful economic, cultural, and recreational magnet for both residents and visitors.
Stay up-to-date by viewing project documents including past studies, meeting agendas and minutes, survey results and more as the planning process progresses.
The public’s involvement is critical to the success of any community project. We invite all community members to attend meetings, share your ideas and feedback, make recommendations, and be engaged in the planning process.