Committee Wants to Improve Riverfront
Now, the committee wants to make Jefferson City's riverfront more pedestrian-friendly.
"If we can just find a way to get there, and begin to get some sort of passive use over there, some sort of a trail system or a park," Landwehr said. "There's a lot of train tracks, there's power lines, there's flooding."
But, Allan Pollock, of the Jefferson City Housing Authority, responded, "It means either a tunnel or bridge over or under the tracks, and each of those carries a cost."
The housing authority gave $10,000 to the committee to help pay for a riverfront designer.
"We feel like, if there was just a way to get down there, it would be a place where people would spend a lot of time," Pollock explained.
Landwehr said the committee also will talk with officials, business owners and the general public about their ideas for the riverfront.