Riverfront Master Plan

The Riverfront Master Plan StoryMap is the next opportunity for the community to view plan concepts and alternatives and provide feedback.

The StoryMap is a digital tool that enables us to tell a story through custom maps, illustrations, and text. It is self-guided, user-friendly and no download is required.

Untapped Potential

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

Clat Adams Cicentennial Park - Quincy, IL Riverfront
Clat Adams Bicentennial Park Gazebo and City of Quincy Water Treatment Plant – looking south from the Mississippi River


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.

Quincy, IL Riverfront

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.

We want to hear from you.