Wilkeson Pointe

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Waterfront Design and Shoreline Enhancements

Site design for a the latest open space and public access initiative along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on Lake Erie. This brownfields redevelopment project utilized innovative methods for on-site material capping and stormwater run-off, and incorporated unique artistic wind sculptures and sculptural landforms into the design. A large mound with a spiral pathway allows for bicycle and pedestrian access to a lake overlook with unprecedented sunset views over the stone breakwall to the open lake. Unique “fort-like” earthwork formations are part of a natural playground and environmental education area. The project is one of Buffalo’s first parks designed to be a naturalistic “no-mow” landscape with all native plantings and minimal maintenance requirements.

NOTE: Dean Gowen, Landscape Architect with Wendel, prepared this plan prior to joining the firm.

 

Waterfront Design and Shoreline Enhancements