Wetumpka Riverfront & Downtown Plan
Located 20 miles north of Montgomery, Downtown Wetumpka is wedged between the Coosa River and the steep rocky rim of a meteor impact crater. The Walker Collaborative was hired to craft a strategy to enhance the riverfront and revitalize the adjacent downtown. The resulting plan recommended: establishing a local historic district and a Main Street program.
This strategy created by The Walker Collaboratived grounded in a four-day charrette.
A traffic circle at a key intersection, a plaza adjacent to the courthouse, physical enhancements, and programming for the riverfront park, a strong streetscape treatment connecting the proposed plaza and the riverfront park, an optimal tenant mix, parking management, and financial incentives for development were part of the recommendations. Since the plan’s adoption, progress has included streetscape redevelopment and a new Main Street program.