Racine Root River

Client: Root River Council

Location: Water St., Racine, WI

  • East Bluff Outlook

Racine’s Root River Council commissioned CDS to provide design concepts for three focus areas along Racine’s Root River: a marsupial bridge, Water Street beautification, and an outlook on the east bluff.

CDS provided three marsupial bridge concepts underneath the 6th St. bridge to connect the existing bike path to a future bike path on the east bank of the river.

Design proposals for the Water Street beautification include a short term solution with on-street bike lanes and a long term solution with off-street bike/pedestrian path bordered by a bioswale and plantings. Both concepts end with a public plaza.

CDS provided two east bluff outlook concepts, the first acting as an extension of the existing steel wall, the second acting as a wooden bridge. Each outlook is accompanied by two different park schemes, one including a public structure, the other focusing on learning gardens to benefit the local schools.