Harbor View Plaza is the first major investment in what will eventually be a continuous network of riverwalk and waterfront parks spanning much of the western shore of the Harbor District. Construction of the plaza is expected to begin in fall 2018.
The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan envisions a continuous network of public Riverwalk extending from the northern end of Walker’s Point at Bruce Street up the Kinnickinnic River to Lincoln Avenue. Waterfront public access will reconnect surrounding neighborhoods to the waterways that flow through their community while preserving the ability for marine-based businesses to operate or expand.
The trash wheel, a stationary trash-collecting device, includes a water wheel which runs a conveyor belt. A pair of booms direct trash floating down the river to the conveyor belt, and then trash is collected in a dumpster for removal.
HDI launched our “Take me to the River” to create new community connections – both programmatic and physical – to the Harbor District waterfront, and to focus on getting things done quickly to create an “early win” for the area.