Working Waterfront Case Studies
Models of coastal stakeholders working cooperatively to resolve these issues can be found coast-wide. These models are captured in case studies and resources collected from across the country.
These case studies have been developed as an approach to conduct NWWN member outreach and education on strategies for using working waterfront preservation tools in the real world.
Thes case studies:
- demonstrate the implementation of a variety of tools — financial, policy and regulation, planning, community engagement, etc.,
- contain direct links to other sections of the Sustainable Working Waterfronts Toolkit to provide more detailed information,
- highlight transferability, best practices, tools, issues and challenges,
- include local contacts and additional resources,
- are intended to raise awareness of success stories and build capacity in other communities to benefit from these "lessons learned,"
- and can be searched by mapped lcoation, tool, key word, or region/topic.
Notable materials that provide specific guidance for using tools, such as how-to guides, have been drawn from the case studies and compiled in the Resources.
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(Click on a map point, then click on the city name to access the case study.)
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Case Studies by Region
- Enabling Legislation in Virginia Establishes The Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority, Virginia counties of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, and Mathews and the Towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point
- York River/Gloucester County, VA: Balancing Conflicting Uses Through Stakeholder Engagement, York River/Gloucester County, VA
- Collaborative Efforts to Retain Port Salerno’s Diverse Maritime Heritage, Port Salerno, Florida (Martin County)
- High and Dry Boats and Residents in Ponce Inlet: A Waterfront Property Owner Goes to Court to Enforce Florida’s Growth Management Act and Invalidate a Municipal Referendum Prohibiting a Dry Stack , Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida (northeast Florida)
- Mayport Village Case Study: Using Litigation to Protect a Historic Florida Fishing Village from a Proposed Cruise Ship Terminal, Mayport Village, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida (northeast Florida)
- North Carolina Water Access Study Committee Yields Major Results in Water Access Protection, North Carolina
- Port of the Miami River Water Dependent Land Use Litigation Case Study , Miami, Florida
- Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program, Florida
- Waterfronts Florida Program, Florida
Gulf of Mexico
- Balancing Fishing, Tourism, and Research in Newport, Oregon, Newport, Oregon
- Evolution of a Working Waterfront: A Case Study of Tacoma, Washington's Thea Foss Waterway , Tacoma, WA
- Gig Harbor's Historic Working Waterfront, Gig Harbor, WA (Pierce County)
- Planning for Both Environmental Protection and Economic Development in Trinidad Harbor, California, California, Humboldt County, Northern Coast, City of Trinidad