A Vision for Our WaterfrontCommunityFutureWaterfront
What’s next for our waterfront
Waterfront Holland is an opportunity for our community to shape the future of Holland’s downtown waterfront. With inclusiveness and transparency, we are taking a comprehensive approach to gathering public input and developing a vision for what’s next.
How to get involved
Moving forward, there are two ways to become involved in this process. Whether you submit feedback online or sign up and attend an upcoming event, your ideas will help to shape a vision and a framework of principles that will impact decisions going forward.
Holland’s waterfront – a distinctive complement to our downtown weaving together water, land and people in a continuous thread of beauty and vibrancy… an adaptable and evolving place that celebrates a harmony of urban and natural uses… a walkable, year-round destination where water views abound, green spaces offer quiet respite and active play, and connected public access to the water is enhanced. This is the character of the waterfront we seek.
The latest news
As we take the next steps on Waterfront Holland, we are committed to remaining transparent. To achieve that goal, all new information on where we are and what opportunities are coming next can be found here or on our Facebook Page.
During it's Jan 8, 2020 session, Holland City Council adopted the Waterfront Holland Vision Diagram, Vision Statement and Guiding principles. This marks a milestone and conclusion to the initial visioning process we set out to accomplish beginning in the Fall of 2107....
The Waterfront Holland team presented a final report to Holland City Council at its Dec 11 study session. The report summarized outcomes of our community visioning process including: Vision Statement and Guiding PrinciplesFour Concepts for the Waterfront from our two...
On Weds, 6/26/19 Waterfront Holland had the opportunity to present our Charrette results to Holland City Council during a study session. Overall, feedback was positive, and the initiative will continue on in refinement including a Public Feedback Survey and ongoing...
During Our Community Workshops & Site Tours, We Heard You!
Inclusive to All Residents, Age Groups, Abilities
Outdoor Entertainment, e.g. Concert, Arena
with a Park
Waterfront Rooftop Restaurant Venue
Linked Well to Downtown with Bike Paths & Bus Stop
Sculpture Park, Encourage Arts
Keep it that way.
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Do Not Block
the View with
Science + Industry Museum Park
Bike, Kayak, & Paddleboard Rentals
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Why Waterfront Holland
With the retiring of the James De Young power plant in 2017 and the recent completion of the Holland Energy Park, our city has the unique opportunity to envision something new for the site. As we move forward, we realize that the potential of this project transcends this site and will impact how our community as a whole is viewed. The goal is to embrace what currently exists on the waterfront, including other local businesses, to create a waterfront environment integrating places to live, work, and play that are distinctly Holland.
From this broader Waterfront Holland framework developed by the community, specific land use and programming scenarios embodying the vision and principles will be generated in a collaborative manner for the JDY site.