The City of Kewaunee has received approval for its funding request to continue its waterfront planning efforts.

The grants from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration total $31,500.

The City’s Waterfront Steering Committee’s first round of activity culminated in a Design Charrette Presentation at Kewaunee High School on Jan. 11 (pictured). Those designs, which focused on six areas of the Kewaunee waterfront, were created by input from community members and managed by the University of Wisconsin Extension’s Community Vitality & Placemaking Team.

The City of Kewaunee’s grant request was to continue these planning efforts through the development of an Integrated Planning Document that will embark on a coordinated planning process encompassing:

• The review, supplementation and amendment of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, dated March 2007;

• The review, supplementation and amendment of the City’s Waterfront Plan, dated September 2009; and

• The review, supplementation and amendment of the City’s Outdoor Recreation Plan, dated January 2012.

City Administrator Fred Schnook said the planning efforts aim to promote and enhance community and economic development, the preservation of the natural lakeshore and the environmental quality of surface and ground waters, including the Kewaunee River, Kewaunee Harbor and Lake Michigan.