The South Central Waterfront Initiative promotes a vision and a set of recommendations, tools, and programs to guide redevelopment for this area over the next 20 years. The goal is to ensure that, as the area inevitably changes, every increment of change will contribute to making a great new district that:
Establish a lively, safe, and attractive pedestrian environment.
Expand open spaces and create great public places.
Enhance connections to and along the waterfront.
Include 20% new housing units as affordable.
The South Central Waterfront encompasses 118 acres, comprised of 32 separate private properties, directly across the lake from downtown. Here is a map of the area.