I could use a little advice on a proposed project.
The community I work for is located on the waterfront. We have a waterfront committee consisting of a number of interested residents and property owners that focus on waterfront-related events and initiatives intended to promoted the revitalization of the community's waterfront.
Several committee members have expressed interest in putting together a plan that would examine the various water-dependent amenities at the waterfront and set forth the ways in which they could be improved and expanded. By water-dependent amenities, I'm talking about the marinas, piers, docks, launches, ramps, etc that line the waterfront, and by expansion and improvement, I'm talking about identifying locations for new water access points and upgrades to what is there currently, but not to the level of actually drafting construction documents. The plan would also examine the various right of way options and requirements for the creation of a linear trailway along the waterfront, as this is something that the community has desired for some time. Finally, it would also include ideas for potential upgrades to signage to help people find their way around the waterfront.
I've done a couple of searches and have only been able to find one or two similar plans, both of which were referred to as "waterfront access plans". Are any of you out there familiar with these and do you know of any plans that are worth me taking a look at?
Finally, if we were to have some consultant support on the project, would the type of expertise required for this project be more suited to a more Landscape Architecture-focused firm, or are there general purpose land use planning outfits that would have the expertise necessary for this? Would you say that a firm would need to have a LArch on staff to undertake this project? Thanks!