Au Gres 2015

Community Profile
This profile summarizes the community-specific process and vision developed through the charrette process. For complete details, refer to the Tools & Tactics Guidebook.

Design Charrette Resources

Initial Visioning Meeting
During the initial visioning meeting, attendees weighed in on the future of the Au Gres waterfront. Community members helped identify assets linked to existing or potential public waterfront uses and/or facilities.

Work in Progress
Prior to delivery of a final report, a “work in progress” presentation was available to summarize the proposed vision for the Au Gres waterfront.

Final Presentation 
The “final” presentation provides a summary of the initial three design alternatives that were reviewed and scored by the community during the design charrette (September 24–26); top ranked components from the design options were used to create a “preferred alternative” — which represents one conceptual vision for the Au Gres waterfront. This is not a set plan, but a vision tool.

Final Report
This report is a result of work sponsored by the Michigan Sea Grant. The authors would like to acknowledge the efforts of all project partners and the committed municipal leaders, staff, and citizens for the contributions to this product.

Economic Analysis
As part of the community visioning effort for the waterfront, a community-specific economic analysis was conducted.

In the News

Community Photos

Agenda of Public Events

Initial Visioning Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    City Park Pavilion
    522 Park St, Au Gres, MI 48703

Community Design Charrette

  • September 24-26, 2015
    Edmonds’ Au Gres Inn
    324 E Huron Rd, Au Gres, MI 48703

    • Day 1: September 24
      Public Input Workshop
    • Day 2: September 25
      Open House: Selecting a Preferred Option
    • Day 3: September 26
      Public “Work in Progress” Session for Au Gres Waterfront

Final Presentation

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    Au Gres Sims Elementary School Library
    310 S. Court St., Au Gres, MI 48703

Community Design Charrette Schedule

In a three-day design charrette the community of Au Gres set a vision for the future of their waterfront. All events were held at the Edmonds’ Au Gres Inn. Light refreshments were available for the three public sessions and no registration was required.

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Day 1: September 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Public Input Workshop

Purpose: Participants selected several design options for the waterfront and surroundings, focusing on harbor or dock options and walking paths.

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Day 2: September 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 
Open House: Selecting A Preferred Option

Purpose: Attendees studied visual depictions of design options and stated their preferences toward selection of one preferred vision for the waterfront – which included a mix of elements from the previously identified options.

Day 3: September 26, 4–6 p.m.
“Work in Progress” Session for Au Gres Waterfront

Purpose: The community’s vision and research team’s supporting materials was presented.

Drop-in: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday
The research team was onsite at the Edmonds’ Au Gres Inn through Friday and Saturday to develop visual and technical supporting materials for the preferred option.