McKinley Marina North Master Plan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The marina serves a variety of uses, including a public boat launch, charter fishing, yacht club facilities, seasonal and transient slip rentals, dry sail storage, beach access, numerous public plazas, beach house design, public lakefront parking, and pedestrian access to Government Pier (a 1/2 mile long accessible break-wall). After a comprehensive review of existing conditions and multiple stakeholder meetings, we developed a conceptual plan that is rooted in ecological performance while achieving the functional and aesthetic objectives of the County and its constituents. We generated a site civil layout and concept illustration from which detailed construction documents can be created. Along the way we developed a stormwater strategy that does much more than simply meet the current regulated pollutant reductions but showcases active water stewardship. This contemporary marina plan implements sustainable stormwater practices, while providing safe intermodal traffic flow; it enhances waterfront connectivity, and creates a year-round waterfront passage between the City and the Lake.
The project received a 2015 Award of Merit in the Un-Built Works Category from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Association of Landscape Architects (WI ASLA).