Gensler worked in collaboration with the City of Avon Lake and ALERG to reposition the site of a recently decommissioned coal-fired power plant. The master plan creates a framework to attract new development and reuse portions of the existing historic facilities. It is a model for communities seeking to reposition power plant sites that are now obsolete as we shift away from carbon-intensive energy.
The Avon Lake master plan project features the selective adaptive reuse of the historic turbine hall, stacks, and other key original buildings into housing, creative office space, public attractions, and as an exterior backdrop to new public spaces. The surrounding site will also be sustainably redeveloped for the betterment of the lakefront ecosystem, connecting the City of Avon Lake back to the shorelines of Lake Erie and providing 17 acres of publicly accessible waterfront land for the beach, walking paths, and shoreline habitat restoration. Dive deeper into the project case story here.