Mississippi Riverfront Redevelopment Plan

Academic Year 
2013-2014
College/Department 
School of Urban & Regional Planning
Project Partner 

The Mississippi River is one of Muscatine’s greatest assets. New initiatives, such as a Facade Improvement Program for buildings downtown facing the river as well as a Mississippi Drive Corridor Project seek to improve the aesthetics of the area, but a redevelopment plan is needed to guide strategic growth along the riverfront. Students surveyed best practices of similar communities’ riverfront redevelopment efforts and solicited community input to identify the best uses for the land, ultimately producing a plan for the riverfront. The four alternatives presented were to create a riverfront maintaining baseline conditions, working ecosystems, arts and industry, and fitness.