City Architecture led the process of creating a community wide five-year strategic plan and comprehensive physical master plan for the City of Sandusky in order to position the city for long term growth and prosperity. Community engagement played a critical role in City Architecture’s planning process. The Sandusky 2018 Plan included a number of innovative outreach initiatives, including a waterfront boat tour, neighborhood meetings and tours on city buses, one-on-one interviews, focus groups, a social media campaign, videos, and community surveys. The resulting support for the plan led to productive work sessions and implementation strategies that were resident driven, helping to ensure the plan continues to influence decision-making and build momentum as it moves beyond adoption to implementation. City Architecture’s active involvement in this waterfront community’s renaissance extends beyond our planning work – as our team has been selected to implement the top priority initiatives outlined by the plan.