The City of Eureka is embarking on a community-based specific plan for the Waterfront.
The project area covers about 130 acres and includes Eureka’s Old Town neighborhood, the Commercial Bayfront, and the Library District. Help us create a roadmap for development of the vacant and underutilized sites and buildings along and near Eureka’s central waterfront.
The City’s “Core Area” is the traditional center and cultural hub of the City. The Plan Area encompasses approximately 130 acres which include the Commercial Bayfront, Old Town, and the Library District.
SEA LEVEL RISE - The Waterfront Eureka Plan will address how to best protect the assets within the Plan Area and adapt to the new environment.
POST-COVID19 ECONOMY - The Waterfront Eureka Plan will promote tourism and entice businesses to locate in our vacant and underutilized commercial buildings.
HOUSING REQUIREMENT - The Waterfront Eureka Plan will prioritize the development of residential and mixed-use buildings to add at least 115 dwelling units.
Purpose and Goals
Provide a roadmap for the development and redevelopment of vacant and underutilized sites and buildings along and near Eureka’s central waterfront, and plan for at least 115 new housing units.
A vibrant waterfront that welcomes new development while preserving community identity and culture.
A diverse and resilient local economy friendly to new business investment and the creation and retention of quality jobs while supporting equity and diversity, and promoting cultural celebrations.
A district with enhanced pedestrian and leisure amenities that inspire healthy and active living.
Background Report DRAFT
Review and provide feedback on the DRAFT background report (Click Image to read or scroll down). This section summarizes the existing conditions of the Waterfront Eureka Plan Area (Plan Area) related to land uses, jobs, mobility, historic resources, parks, and natural hazards. The findings of this assessment will inform the policies and actions included in the Waterfront Eureka Plan to encourage high-quality new development, foster economic development, and prepare for climate change.
Review and provide feedback on the DRAFT document (Click Image to read or scroll down). The Waterfront Eureka Plan aims to revitalize the Waterfront Eureka Plan Area (Plan Area) while minimizing the displacement of vulnerable populations. Strategies Include:
Waterfront Eureka Plan Workshops
The City of Eureka has hosted two online workshops to gather input about the future of our waterfront.
The City of Eureka has hosted three online stakeholder conversations to gather input about the future of our waterfront.
Watch to see design concepts under different planning scenarios
Updated April 7
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan have an impact on the environment? Will the City study this?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan encourage more development in the Plan Area?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan affect the number of people living near the waterfront?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan affect the local economy?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan call for the demolition of historical buildings?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan affect traveling to and around the area?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan account for sea level rise and other natural disaster threats?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan address parking concerns in the Plan Area?
How is this planning effort different than previous planning efforts that addressed the Plan Area?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan address crime?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan include a form-based code rather than a code based on strict control of uses?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan address City and County buildings in disrepair?
Will there be a City support structure in place to maintain any improvements as a result of the plan?
Can the Waterfront Eureka Plan be used to highlight this area as a tourism destination?
How will the Waterfront Eureka Plan and its designated land uses be supportive of the arts and artists?
Will the Waterfront Eureka Plan displace existing businesses?
Help Shape the Future of the Eureka Waterfront!
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Scope of Work