The community was asked to share their ideas and goals for the North Marina Area Master Plan in order to create a new vision for the area which balances the needs of area residents and the boating community and also identifies appropriate redevelopment options.
The study area included the former North Ward School, the Francis Wilson Playhouse, the Seminole Boat Launch and the Clearwater Bay Marina (privately owned).
Preferred Design Concept
The City of Clearwater worked with Stantec, a Tampa consulting firm, to engage the public and to prepare the North Marina Area Master Plan, which includes a preferred design concept for the area as well as implementation strategies. The community was able to participate and provide input by a variety of means, including a stakeholder committee, four community meetings and online engagement via http://myclearwaterinput.com/.
North Marina Area Master Plan
Community Meeting Documents
August 26, 2015 Community Meeting
September 16, 2015 Community Meeting
October 20, 2015 Community Meeting
December 10, 2015 Community Meeting
This project was identified by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Advisory Services Panel, which worked with the City for a week in June 2014 to make recommendations regarding opportunities for downtown Clearwater. Within its final report, the ULI Panel recommended that the City study the “north marina area” and develop a plan to provide the greatest value to the surrounding area and the City. City Council included the North Marina Area Master Plan on its priority projects list. More information about the Urban Land Institute’s study is available here (see page 18 of the Final ULI Report for project specific information).
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