WPL is pleased to announce Nicole Weisstanner’s project, the Fort Monroe Waterfront Park & Open Space Master Plan won the Award of Merit for the 2018 Virginia ASLA Professional and Student Awards in the Analysis and Planning category.
WPL served as the prime consultant for the project and teamed and hired subconsultants for architectural consultation, historic preservation consultation and engineering review. WPL managed the teams and gave direction for their efforts in support of the broad vision throughout the course of the project. As the landscape architect, WPL executed the plan document production and garnered support and critical feedback from the team and client in order to administer revisions and focus efforts on client priorities. The landscape architect soley ran the public charrettes for this project.
The purpose of the waterfront park was to preserve open space along the water for the public to enjoy rather than allowing development to encroach. The allows for future resiliency, including protection from the threat of increasing storm tides and surges and recurrent flooding. These open spaces were conceptually designed to be both historically sensitive and to allow for modern updates and use. Nine focus areas within the overall waterfront park were studied which included the main entrance, the marina area, Continental Park, the fishing pier, the battery & Outlook Beach areas, Glacis, Wherry Quarter, the kayak launch area, and the community center.
In addition to studying the nine areas within the new park, the team was tasked with planning for a visitor center as a legacy project for Fort Monroe.
WPL is a Virginia Beach based landscape architecture and land surveying company and has been in business since 1960.
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