On Sept. 21, City Council adopted the Waterfront Master Plan Update, as endorsed by the Waterfront Development Committee, as a long term strategic resource document to guide future Waterfront development over the next 20 years including: (1) long term strategic development of the lands South of Pearl Street known as Pool 6 and Tug Boat Basin; (2) enhancements to the Festival Area at Prince Arthur’s Landing; and (3) expansion of City owned marina facilities on the Thunder Bay waterfront and adjoining river system.
- Report 70/2015 Attachment A Adobe PDF, 89 pages, 9.04 MB
- Report 70/2015 Attachment B Adobe PDF, 48 pages, 2.29 MB
- Report 70/2015 Attachment C Adobe PDF, 21 pages, 5.09 MB
- Open House Presentation Adobe PDF, 65 pages, 16.75 MB
- Open House Information Boards Adobe PDF, 12 pages, 10.16 MB
The Waterfront Master Plan Update builds upon the success of the Waterfront revitalization initiatives implemented through the first phase of waterfront development at Prince Arthur’s Landing. The components of the Plan Update are intended to act as enabling projects designed to allow further development to advance in later years as appropriate to the developing needs and funding opportunities.
The high priority projects listed below are at an estimated total cost of $9.3 million and it is proposed that they be accomplished within the short term subject to funding confirmation and availability (5 year period).
- Consolidated Parking Lot Improvements South of Pearl Street
- Waterfront Trail Network Expansion – South of Pearl Street
- Festival Area Stage and Band Shell Relocation Including Infrastructure Upgrade
City Council approved to advance design, planning, detailed cost estimates and investigate funding opportunities for each of the three priority projects. The Master Plan Update is the result of a process that began in the winter of 2014. The Waterfront Master Plan document is the product of an extensive consultation process that included stakeholder interviews, workshops and public consultation, and an online public worksheet/survey. These processes have resulted in the Waterfront Development Committee recommending that City Council approve the Master Plan Update.