Before jumping into overall conceptual planning for the waterfront, Union Studio considered several site issues including sea level rise, extent of soil contamination, waterfront park size/location and potential area for a public boat launch. Using this information and reviewing previous public waterfront plans and documents, the team looked at several options for laying out the use of the waterfront parcel. All included a waterfront park and regrading the site to raise the base elevation. Further discussion of Union Studio’s initial efforts are discussed below.
Recently one of our long-standing committee members, Thom Hindle, resigned, although he indicated he would be ready to help out in the future should the need arise. Thom provided great insight about the cultural/historical context for the waterfront development. He was very helpful in the preparation of the design guidelines for the waterfront, providing photographs of historic architectural details and features that became part of the final document. Thom’s perspective will be missed by the committee.
While the committee will miss Thom, we are also very enthusiastic about the addition of Peg Purcell who operates Purcell Property Management in Dover. She has lived many years in Dover and is extremely interested in the development of the waterfront. Her experience in real estate will be a useful addition to the committee as we move into the design and development phase of this project.
Thank you for your continuing support of our efforts to develop our historic waterfront. If you would like to contact me or any member of the committee, please get in touch via the e-mail addresses provided in the newsletter.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Feb. 16, 2016 when Union Studio will present updated conceptual plans for the waterfront.