Island Park & Flood Mitigation

Master Plan


Ronceverte, WV


Ronceverte, WV



SGA was retained by the City of Ronceverte’s Economic Development Corporation for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded planning and brownfields assessment effort. SGA was tasked to develop a comprehensive reinvestment strategy for the City’s riverfront brownfields redevelopment district and worked closely with the community to develop a revitalization strategy for the town that focused on opportunities created by its extensive
Greenbrier Riverfront. The project included developing a master plan for the creation of Island Park, which has a mix of recreation facilities integrated into U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (ACOE) Pre-Flood Mitigation Measures, while also focusing on key development opportunities such as an intergenerational aquatics facility. Through extensive stakeholder development and public involvement activities, SGA was able to developed a plan which addressed long standing community concerns that halted an earlier ACOE’s flood mitigation effort in the 1990s. SGA is continuing to work with elected officials and multiple federal and state agencies to advance the next phase of the proposed flood mitigation and revitalization improvements.


Urban Design
Brownfields Reuse Planning
Parks, Recreation, & Green Space
Resiliency, Green Infrastructure, & Landscape Utilities