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Nautical Mile Charrette

A design charrette hosted in order to bolster the economic appeal and sense of place in this unique coastal district.

As a part of the Resilient Macomb project, an interactive design workshop, or charrette, was held to investigate design options and strategies to foster greater economic resilience and improved marketing of community assets along the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores. A charrette is a multi-day collaborative planning event that engages community members, planners, and designers to create a feasible plan for the community. The Nautical Mile Community Design Charrette aimed to establish a vision for the waterfront, roadways, and public spaces within this unique corridor that runs along Lake St. Clair in the City of St. Clair Shores.

The four-day charrette was held from October 26th-29th, 2015 at the Blossom Heath Inn on Jefferson Avenue. The Blossom Heath Inn is within the Nautical Mile in the City of St. Clair Shores. Planners and landscape architects from LIAA coordinated the charrette, with additional assistance from the Viridis Design Group of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Project Team: LIAA Planning
Harry Burkholder
Claire Karner
Katie Moss Sieb

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