Wheeling Heritage Center

Site Design


Wheeling Heritage Corporation


City of Wheeling, WV



SGA was retained as a part of the team of consultants to develop preliminary concepts for a new regional economic, heritage, and tourism hub located in the Gateway District entering downtown Wheeling. The project was originally conceived of in the 1992 Wheeling National Heritage Area Master Plan and its updated 2004 Management Plan. SGA assisted with site location evaluation and site plan development. The chosen site is located adjacent to the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, overlooking the Ohio River. SGA located the building as well as prepared a design for a major public plaza adjacent to the center and focused on the viewshed of the bridge and the river. The project included placing the parking areas, providing for ADA accessibility, creating a multi-use trail connection the Wheeling Heritage Trail along the river, green infrastructure, landscape plantings, streetscaping, and supporting interpretative elements.


Urban Design
Cultural Landscapes
Parks, Recreation, & Green Space
Resiliency, Green Infrastructure & Landscape Utilities