Oconomowoc, “where waters meet,” is a thriving lake community located just outside of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department chose us to redesign the Fowler Lake waterfront, focusing on the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Their goal? Make this area a downtown destination for community members and visitors alike.
Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, and environmental specialists is creating innovate design concepts to help highlight the natural features of this space. They’re also working to navigate the sometimes complicated environmental permitting processes associated with waterfront properties.
Design concepts include a large pier, a boat launch facility, a shoreline boardwalk, a gazebo, and restoration elements. We engaged the community by posting the concepts online and soliciting input through social media. With active community involvement and an enthusiastic steering committee, the community’s vision for this lakefront redevelopment is coming to fruition.