Need understand the needs of local stakeholders, particularly waterfront property owners to create solutions that work for all. Need to develop a technical and market information to inform planning decisions. Key elements in Kingston included a brownfields site assessment that determined most waterfront properties to be fairly low risk, a waterfront infrastructure assessment that documented needs and estimated improvement costs and a detailed market analysis that drove land use decisions
How/why is this a success?
Success has depended on continual outreach and participation of waterfront stakeholders, particularly property owners, neighborhood residents, and potential future project funders from the public and private sectors. The City's waterfront redevelopment strategy also addressed the main barriers to waterfront change, including odor from the sewage treatment plant, clean up of many small former industrial sites, and development of design standards to ensure that new development complements recent downtown investments.