Stantec celebrated the ground-breaking for Phase I of the Green Bay Shipyard redevelopment in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Upon completion, the once vacant 17-acre brownfield will offer an assortment of attractions and programming designed to serve as a year-round destination within the upper Midwest. As lead consultant for Phase I, Stantec’s scope of work included landscape architecture design and site preparation.
Phase I will include the construction of a multi-level riverfront promenade with terraced seating, a floating dock and marina with an accessible kayak launch, a fishing pier and shoreline restoration and habitat enhancements.
Construction of the second phase is tentatively planned to start in 2023 and will include a great lawn for concerts, festivals, and other events; a dog park; urban beach; adventure playground; and splash pad. The third and final phase will include a commercial plaza that will support local start-up businesses that specialize in food, beverage, retail, and recreation.
In addition to Phase I design, Stantec provided environmental, civil engineering and Federal Emergency Management Agency permitting services to prepare the site for redevelopment. The team also worked with the City of Green Bay to design and permit various Shipyard amenities and associated support infrastructure such as regional trail connections, safe railroad crossing, parking lots, and road reconstruction. Public engagement heavily influenced the design of the project, reinforcing the City’s goal of designing a space for the community, including businesses and residents in the Broadway District.
Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored the project with an Award of Excellence, the Chapter’s most prestigious award.
Stantec has worked closely with the City of Green Bay for over a decade to assess, clean up, and perform area-wide planning for brownfield and underutilized sites in the downtown area along the Fox River. The firm has helped the City secure a number of brownfield and habitat enhancement grants, including $1 million from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, $2.5 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and more than $300,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.