UPWA conducts comprehensive research to determine the feasibility for the development and activation of self-sustainable public waterfront access sites along urban shorelines. Research elements include:
Local Shoreline Management Policies, Regulations and Covenants are identified and reviewed to access the legal latitude of proposed public maritime access sites.
Shoreline Infrastructure Status is investigated to identify existing design parameters.
Boundaries and Easements identification facilitates the development of a practical knowledge base for preliminary concept work.
Potential Stake Holder Identification aids in orienting conceptual plans to serve the community.
Assessing Public Needs and Desires for specific shoreline communities provides a basis for developing preliminary concepts that inspire local public support.