Final concepts for reimagined Lake Monona waterfront presented

Three designs for a revitalized Lake Monona waterfront were presented Jan. 26 at Madison’s Central Library, according to a report from Channel3000.

The finalists — Sasaki, Agency Landscape and Planning, and James Corner Field Operations — offered designs that reimagine the waterfront from Olin Park to Law Park, including the area surrounding the Monona Terrace. The project is aimed at making the waterfront more accessible, improving water quality and aquatic habitats, and preserving the lake’s history and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy.

Renderings of the final designs are now available online and show ambitious ideas for the lakefront from beaches to boardwalks to bridges.

The public now has until March 23 to provide feedback on the designs online. The survey results will then be shared with the Lake Monona Waterfront Ad-hoc Committee, which will make the final decision on what design to recommend to the Common Council for approval.