Lynchburg Riverfront Park

Lynchburg VA
(2006 - 2015)

Part of a larger revitalization plan for the historic core of the City of Lynchburg, NBW designed a phased implementation plan for 20 acres closest to the James River. The plan includes a Festival Park, Riverwalk, Canal Park, street landscapes, and connections to the City. It incorporates innovative stormwater design strategies for the urban landscape. 

In 2006, Nelson Byrd Woltz was selected by the City of Lynchburg to review and reassess the riverfront portion of their Downtown Master Plan (developed by another firm) that had been adopted by the City in 2002. This four-month effort assessed existing conditions and programmatic needs of the City in relation to the 2002 plan and culminated in a new plan for the riverfront that identifies and prioritizes a series of achievable projects between Commerce Street and the riverfront. The process involved several meetings with City and private stakeholders and the review of projects already in progress in the project area. Specific projects were identified and a phasing plan was developed. Nelson Byrd Woltz is currently providing full design services on the first project - Jefferson Street North along the southern edge of Riverfront Park.

Collaborators: Kennon Williams Landscape Studio, Hydrodramatics, Gilmore Lighting, Greening Urban, LLC