Juneau Cruise Ship Terminal
|Client:||Port of Juneau|
|Components:||Landscape Design, Master Planning|
The Cruise Ship Terminal is a vital port facility for Juneau’s waterfront facilitating two cruise ship berths and serving as the gateway for over 200,000 visitors a year. The project needed to support larger Panamax ships, improve public access to the waterfront, reduce pedestrian and vehicular congestion, improve staging, and create a positive gateway to the community. Corvus Design provided uplands master planning, public involvement, permitting, and the development of construction documents for this multi-phased project. By working with tour operators, the five acre uplands was completely reconfigured in association with new operations techniques to increase loading efficiency, reduce conflicts, and create more pedestrian space. This allowed the waterfront to be returned to public through the development of an expansive public plaza surrounding a new visitor center, landscape, and extension of the SeaWalk. Site improvements included canopies, locations for public art, site furnishings, lighting and the use of colored concrete paving to create public open space and a new waterfront gateway to the community.