In 2009 Shadley Associates updated the Bangor Waterfront District Master Plan. The Plan illustrates the direction for public and private investment and increased programming and use of the waterfront. Since 2002, Bangor has invested approximately $13 million on the construction of improvements such as roadways, parking, sidewalks, trails, a universally accessible dock, lighting, street furnishings, granite interpretive medallions, signage, rain gardens and stormwater treatment, and planting. In 2010 Shadley Associates prepared a Master Plan of the waterfront park, whose first phase of construction was completed in 2011. In the fall of 2011, our landscape architects prepared a Master Plan for a concert venue with a seating capacity of 10,000-12,000 people. This venue formalizes the highly successful Waterfront Concert series and provides a larger stage for the popular annual Folk Festival. Through these investments and continuous programming, the Bangor Waterfront has become a regional destination.