Committee Wants to Improve Riverfront

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Friday, July 14 2006 Jul 14, 2006 Friday, July 14, 2006 6:42:54 PM CDT July 14, 2006 in News

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.

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