Dubuque, Iowa


Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan

Market
Urban Design
Region
Midwest USA
Client
The City of Dubuque
Project Size
200 Acres
Status
Complete

Master Plan

The Schmitt Island Master Plan creates a long-term vision for a city-owned island in the Mississippi River near downtown Dubuque. The plan aims to weave new opportunities for recreation and development within the existing framework of the island; thereby, connecting otherwise disjointed amenities and infrastructure such as a casino, boat launch, softball fields, ice arena, and veteran memorials.

Ultimately, the Master Plan suggests a new development pattern that celebrates and leverages the unique environment of the island. Specifically, future development may include supporting casino expansion, building a new marina village, and implementing a series of public recreation uses both on land and water.

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