This project has involved the design and construction inspection for the public component of a major waterfront economic development project. The Brooks Landing Public Waterfront Project has established the west bank of the Genesee River in the southern portion of the city as a major local and regional recreation hub and destination. The project involved a variety of shared uses that promote public access to the river and the diverse nearby park and trail systems. This will be accomplished by integrating land and water dependant activities, including a public boat landing and riverfront promenade, hotel and restaurant development, extensions of the Genesee River Trail system with historic Genesee Valley Park and the Erie Canal, as well as neighborhood and commercial interests.
The primary roles of the public promenade and shore features include that of a landing for boaters to embark and disembark; a public meeting/gathering place; a trail system and linear park to augment and connect nearby parks, trails, and development; and provide a positive interface with the adjacent neighborhood.