New Baltimore 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

Work in Progress
Prior to delivery of the final report, a “work in progress” presentation was developed to summarize the proposed vision for New Baltimore’s future 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 (March 5-7); top ranked components from the design options were used to create a “preferred alternative” — which represents one conceptual vision for the New Baltimore’s waterfront. This is not a set plan, but a vision tool.

Final Report
This report is a result of work sponsored by 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.


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Agenda of Public Events

Initial Visioning Meeting

  • Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
    MacDonald Public Library
    36480 Main Street, New Baltimore

Sustainable Harbor Design Charrette

  • March 5-7, 2015
    Details for the “Agenda of Public Events” below
    MacDonald Public Library
    36480 Main Street, New Baltimore

Final Presentation

  • Monday, April 27, 2015 
    City Council Meeting
    City Hall
    36535 Green Street, New Baltimore



Community Design Charrette Schedule

In a three-day design charrette the community of New Baltimore set a vision for the future of their waterfront. All events were held at MacDonald Public Library 36480 Main Street, New Baltimore. Light refreshments were available for the three public sessions and no registration was required.

New Baltimore Sustainable Small Harbors Meeting

Day 1: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5
Public Input Workshop

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

Day 2: 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 6
Open House: Selecting A Preferred Option

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

Day 3: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 7
“Work in Progress” Session for New Baltimore Waterfront

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

Drop-in: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday
The research team was onsite at the library through much of Friday and Saturday to develop visual and technical supporting materials for the preferred option. The general public were welcome to visit the research team at the library.



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2015 Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day

Participants in the 2015 Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day enjoyed a beautiful day on Lake St. Clair and a walking tour of New Baltimore. As part of the event, Amy Samples, MSG Coastal Resilience Specialist, shared highlights from the city’s experience as a case study community in the Sustainable Small Harbors project.