HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF ELIZABETH CITY'S WATERFRONT ! SEE THE RESULTS OF THE COMMUNITY SURVEY !
Elizabeth City has long been a focus of activity along the Pasquotank River. From historic fishing and logging activities to support of Coast Guard base operations and recreational boating, Elizabeth City's waterfront is an authentic, valued community asset. What's next for Elizabeth City's Harborfront? That's the question City, design consultants, and the community-at-large are seeking to answer for this nearly 1.2 miles of waterfront.
This planning effort is a combination of two assignments: Preparation of a waterfront master plan for the City of Elizabeth City and development of a flooding mitigation plan for Charles Creek. Both efforts have as their central goal the assembly of plans that provide a compelling, community driven vision for the future. Plans will set the stage for follow-on funding source identification, detailed master planning and ultimate implementation of renewal efforts. Plans will explore ways the waterfront can be more resilient to flooding events. For the flooding mitigation plan specifically, the effort will also meet the requirements stipulated under the Local Planning and Management Grant by the Division of Coastal Management (CAMA).
Initial Concept Ideas
Presented below are a series of initial ideas for LONG RANGE improvement to the waterfront. We welcome you to review each and answer the questions following this section. Please note, these are early drafts and will be modificed as we move through Public Open House Two and the planning process. Elements and projects shown contemplate investment by both the public and private sectors.
University and Gateway (Draft Concepts)
Harborfront and the Preserve (Draft Concepts)
The Preserve - Charles Creek Flood Mitigation (Draft Concepts)
Final Four Questions...
Help us get to know you a bit better by answering the following questions.
The Schedule Moving Forward
All the data collected from this survey effort and Public Open House Two will be distilled into a refined series of conceptual alternatives for Elizabeth City's waterfront. Revised alternatives and survey results will be presented on this website. A draft plan for the waterfront and Charles Creek will be prepared--including detail on implementation and project funding--by early March.
The City of Elizabeth City Waterfront and Charles Creek Flooding Mitigation Plans are initiatives sponsored by the City and CAMA. The consulting team consists of Moffatt and Nichol and Chipley Consultants. A project steering committee made up of citizens, business owners and elected officials from from the City and region meets monthly to help guide this process.
Your continued involvement is critical to the success of this planning effort. Completing our brief survey is a great way to kickstart your participation and be heard.
We would encourage you to also take part in scheduled community open house sessions. This is a great way to interface with the design team and share your aspirations, issues, and ideas.
Initial Planning Concepts - January 17, Noon - 7:30pm (with presentation at 5.30) and January 18, 9:00am - 8:00pm. Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU) Chapel, 715 N. Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City
- City Council Presentation - March To be scheduled and advertised.
Finally, check back to this planning site to stay up to date on the latest project news and also subscribe to our email (see below).
Open House Presentation Materials
Want to spend time looking at the materials provided for the Elizabeth City Waterfornt Open House? Both the posters and presentation are offered below (PDF formats).