Downtown Sandusky East Bay Vision

Sandusky East Bay Vision SmithGroup
Sandusky East Bay Vision SmithGroup

Waterfront revitalization is a vital component of a community’s strategy for attracting and retaining residents, visitors and businesses. Through smart design and careful coordination, we are working to help transform the East Bay of Sandusky, one of Lake Erie’s great waterfront cities.

Revitalizing a waterfront community is no easy feat. With 36 acres of underutilized, prime waterfront space, the East Bay area of Sandusky is rife with opportunity, lending itself as a solid foundation on which to build a visionary, community-oriented and iconic waterfront destination.

Rooted in an inclusive and collaborative process, we partnered with the City to implement a robust dialogue with the public to establish goals, identify assets, and engage key stakeholders. Working within a tight four-month timeframe, our team developed a creative vision for a destination waterfront that will serve as a catalyst for redevelopment. The dynamic vision includes vibrant public open spaces and expanded commercial opportunities that demonstrate the City’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents, and which will position Sandusky as a year-round destination.


City of Sandusky


Sandusky, Ohio


Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Waterfront, Waterfront Plans