Zoning Code Revision Project
New: Zoning Code Revision: Frequently-Asked Questions
Technical Review Report: Cover Letter (PDF)
Technical Review Report (PDF)
Washburn Zoning Code Project - Scoping Session
Summary of public involvement session, September 22, 2012 (PDF)
Washburn Marina Improvements Plan
The City of Washburn has recognized the need to create a long-term vision to enhance the attractiveness and commercial appeal of the Washburn Marina and the connecting corridors that link downtown to the waterfront. The Marina is approximately 30 years old and is in need of improvement to remain competitive in today's boating market and address aesthetic and functional considerations. While the Marina is a substantial focus of waterfront activity for the community, the planning effort reached beyond the Marina to address improved public access and enhanced amenities on the adjacent waterfront for the benefit for residents and visitors.
The City of Washburn contracted with the consulting firm JJR, LLC to complete a comprehensive plan for upgrading and enhancing the Washburn Marina and adjacent facilities. The planning process spanned a five-month-long period, and it included a series of design and review meetings with the Harbor Commission, the committee designated to oversee the planning effort for the city. Public participation included interviews with the Washburn Marina staff and other waterfront stakeholders such as business owners and regulatory agencies. These interviews helped to form an understanding of the diverse perspectives and needs influencing the Marina and the waterfront.
During the planning process, JJR developed a series of alternatives to evaluate land use and address the priorities of the Marina users and other stakeholders. The ultimate plan maximizes the space available while improving the aesthetic character and balancing the diverse needs of the working harbor and a recreation-based public waterfront.
The links below provide images of the recommended improvements. (PDF format, approx. 300 kb each) Copies of the full plan are available for inspection at City Hall.
Washburn Marina -- Recommended Improvements
Bayfield Street -- Central Avenue Recommended Improvements
City of Washburn Comprehensive Plan
April 9, 2007
PDF Format; please note: some files are large and may require long download times.