Pentwater 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 a final report, a “work in progress” presentation was available to summarize the proposed vision for Pentwater’s future waterfront.

Final Presentation
The “final” presentation, delivered to Village Council on June 8, 2015, provides a summary  of the initial three design alternatives that were reviewed and scored by the community during the design charrette (April 17-19); 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 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.


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Agenda of Public Events

Initial Visioning Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2-4 p.m. 
    Village Hall, 327 South Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI

Community Design Charrette

  • April 17-19, 2015
    Details for the “Agenda of Public Events” below
    Pentwater Yacht Club, 205 South Dover Street, Pentwater, MI

Final Presentation

  • Monday, June 8, 2015, 6 p.m. 
    Village Hall, 327 South Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI

Community Design Charrette Schedule

In a three-day design charrette the community of Pentwater set a vision for the future of their waterfront. All events were held at the Pentwater Yacht Club 205 N Dover, Pentwater. Light refreshments were available for the three public sessions and no registration was required.

Pentwater Small Sustainable Harbor Design Charrette

Day 1: 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 17
Public Input Workshop

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

Pentwater Small Sustainable Harbor Design Charrette

Day 2: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 18
Open House: Selecting A Preferred Option

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

Pentwater Small Sustainable Harbor Design Charrette
Day 3: 4-5 p.m. Sunday, April 19

“Work in Progress” Session for Pentwater Waterfront

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

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