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Hamilton to Begin Riverfront Master Plan

The City of Hamilton is creating a Riverfront Master Plan to establish a vision for the Great Miami River. The master plan will encompass the entire length of the river that lies within Hamilton’s borders and will focus on river accessibility, recreational amenities, business attraction, urban living, and city revitalization. The main objective of this effort is to establish a high level of activity on and surrounding the river.

“As the construction of Spooky Nook Sports Complex quickly approaches, we need to focus on providing additional amenities that our residents and visitors desire,” said City Manager Joshua Smith. “Making the river more accessible and creating a density of activity will be a top priority.”

The City will work with W Architecture & Landscape Architecture LLC, based out of Brooklyn, New York. The company was founded by Hamilton native Barbara Wilks in 1999 and has an international team of urban designers, architects, and landscape architects that have worked on many different award-winning projects around the world. “Hamilton has many wonderful assets,” said Wilks. “Rethinking the river is an opportunity to bring many of these assets together, creating a heart for the whole town to enjoy.”

Individuals who wish to be involved with the direction of the riverfront master plan are encouraged to attend the Plan Hamilton meeting to be held on October 2. This meeting starts at 6pm and will take place at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. During the meeting, breakout sessions will take place, one of which will feature the riverfront.