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Waukegan Harbor Master Plan

The Waukegan Port District will host the public on Wednesday March 22nd to unveil their preliminary Waukegan Harbor Master Plan currently in development.

The public meeting will provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the proposed direction the Port District is going to pursue with regard to redevelopment at the Harbor.  The project stems from a grant received from Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Sustainable Coastal Planning Program.

The intent of the project is to provide the Port District with a clear set of priorities over the near and long-term to make redevelopment a reality at the Harbor.  The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition (GWDC) secured the $100,000 grant from the IDNR on the Port District’s behalf in 2015 and led the team that ultimately selected the lead planner on the project, Edgewater Resources.

Join the Waukegan Port District and Edgewater Resources on March 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Waukegan Yacht Club to learn more about the proposed plan and to ask questions you might have.

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ADA Compliant Canoe and Kayak Launch

ADA Complaint Canoe and Kayak Launch

The Waukegan Port District will install an ADA compliant Canoe and Kayak Launch at the Harbor this spring ready for use by summer 2017.  It will be located between the launch ramps and the government pier.  The Waukegan Harbor Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) contributed funding to purchase the ramp.
The launch is part of a larger effort including a viewing and staging area.  The GWDC wrote a grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on behalf of the Port District for funding in 2014.  A lack of a State budget has slowed progress.  For now, just the launch will be installed, followed by additional improvements if/when State funding is released.