Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan

Dubuque, Iowa

Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan

Midwest USA
The City of Dubuque
Project Size
200 Acres

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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