Northport Riverfront & Downtown Plan
Northport, Alabama (2008)
The Walker Collaborative's Phil Walker has been working with the City of Northport on riverfront and downtown planning issues since 1999. Most recently, the City hired The Walker Collaborative (TWC) to lead an extensive planning project for the downtown, riverfront and surrounding urban neighborhoods. Under a development moratorium until this work was completed, TWC led the creation of a master plan and new zoning and design standards for the entire area. Particular attention was paid to the foot of Main Avenue at the edge of the Black Warrior River where developers are positioned to implement a mixed use development based upon the plan. The plan and codes have since been adopted by the City Council, and they won an award from the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association.