The Town of Fort Erie initiated the Fort Erie Waterfront Strategy to identify opportunities to improve/augment parks, town-owned land, destinations and attractions along the Lake Erie and Niagara River shoreline. The Waterfront Strategy will provide a long-term vision and contain an action plan with short, medium and long-term objectives. As well as an overall strategy for all waterfront lands, more detailed conceptual plans for two sites along the waterfront will illustrate opportunities for change. The Fort Erie Waterfront Strategy is being prepared through an open and collaborative process involving all those interested in participating. The consultant team has implemented a community consultation program to better understand the context and constraints for the Fort Erie Waterfront and the opportunities for moving forward.
One-on-one interviews with members of the community took place on January 11th and the first community workshop took place on February 9th at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. The input received up to March 2 is summarized in the first What We Heard Report.
Community Workshop #2 took place on May 24, 2016, at the Fort Erie Leisureplex. It included three working sessions, a public workshop presentation with follow up table group discussions, as well as a vote of which waterfront sites should be selected for mini-master plans. E-mailed input has also been received.
This document summarizes “What We Heard” after Community Workshop #1 up to and including Community Workshop #2.