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Terraced Riverfront Park

East Peoria, IL
Terraced Riverfront Park

Create a terraced park-like setting for flood control with multi-use areas for several activities such as small boat access, fishing, running, biking, fitness trail, outdoor market, live entertainment, etc. Using a variety of materials for the terrace walls and modern lighting could create an artistic architectural display as a nice foundation to the riverfront skyline.

Unknown Account Peoria, IL

Using materials like green/blue glass blocks, local river rock/stone, and tabby (an aggregate made of concrete and oyster shells) along with native plantings would aesthetically connect the urban environment of downtown to the natural beauty of the river. Paved sections could also be done with permeable pavers to improve drainage. Terrace barriers would not necessarily need to be the complete length of the area but could be staggered in order to minimize the amount of sandbagging needed for flood management.

Kip Strasma Peoria, IL

I like the natural part of this concept that works with the River and becomes an environmental work of art.