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Glass City Riverwalk, Lucas County, Ohio

Riverwalk

Bergmann providing Architectural & Engineering services for Toledo’s major riverfront transformation.

Metroparks Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio’s parks and recreation agency, in the process of revitalizing a 300-acre section of greenspace along downtown Toledo’s riverfront. Formerly known as the Nautical Mile project, the Glass City Riverwalk (GCR) will transform Toledo’s riverfront – an iconic regional element – between the Anthony Wayne Bridge (SR2) and the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway (I-280) on both sides of the Maumee River.

Bergmann was selected as the prime, providing professional architecture & engineering design services for portions of the GCR project funded by Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant.

This portion of the overall project will address the downtown section including Promenade Park from Swan Creek to the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, International Park between the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and the end of the restaurants on the east side, and portions of Glass City Metropark. The goal being to create a new community asset that promotes healthy lifestyles, community interaction, and memorable experiences for residents of all ages and abilities.

The total project construction costs are estimated around $32 million and is anticipated to complete November 2024. Learn more at https://www.glasscityriverwalk.com/.

Project Highlights

  • A mile of riverwalk improvements.
  • Improved connectivity and accessibility.
  • Construction of a café and meeting space.
  • Wetland spaces for drainage runoff filtration.
  • Boardwalk and dock installations.
  • Aesthetic lighting artwork.
  • Overlooks and water get downs