Here in our river city nestled on the shores of
the Mighty Mississippi River there has been talk of
improvement to our riverfront. RiverVision is being
talked about again.
We wonder why, at a time when taxes and fees were
raised two years in a row, some of our city leaders
think they have millions to pour into a park in a
Since we didn’t make the meeting we wonder why the
construction documents are going to cost a cool
million for a $5.7 million improvement to the park.
Seems a bit steep to change 9.5 acres of parking
lots into greenspace.
We don’t remember a big public outcry to change
the riverfront park after the riverboat moves on.
We have the skybridge to nowhere that lights up in
varying colors, the ferris wheel that lights up in
varying colors, the ball park, the bandshell, and
the old Dock there already.
And when all the parking lots are covered with
greenspace, where will people park during the Bix
road race and other downtown events? Guess the
parking ramps would finally see some use.
Sounds like the circus to us and if more color
changing lights are in the plan, it may just look
like one too.
On another note, we didn’t make the indoor car
show this year but found some pictures on the
Comments are always welcome.