News 3-15-07 East Downtown Possibilities

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Posted by: Steve - 3/16/2007 10:44:43 AM
Great map Mike! I could really see a pocket park on the gray parcel (6) just across the river from where Grants Landing is being built and the 2nd Kayak course is supposed to be constructed. Then put in a pedestrian bridge across the river between the new park and where Museum Dr dead ends. Add some pines along 2nd street to screen the traffic a bit. Then, folks will gather there to watch and participate in the river activities. They will also cross 2nd to the proposed Freight House project which I really hope will someday include a small specialty grocer and/or a regularly scheduled farmers market.

Posted by: Paul - 3/16/2007 11:04:43 AM
If I was going to invest in downtown it would be in this area, if the City can get these projects going.

Posted by: Harry Prudential - 3/16/2007 11:07:11 AM
The Freight House project and Waterfront will be the main anchors for this district. Didn't realize the potential for development but when you look at it from the air, it's quite an impressive collection of properies that are ready for redevelopment.

Posted by: Aiden - 3/16/2007 11:41:26 AM
I heard they were moving the police station when the new one is built over on Keystone.....but didnt hear anything about moving the Fire Station? That would make a great museum.

Posted by: Dave S - 3/16/2007 1:00:59 PM
Council members need to get private money flowing into this area.

Posted by: Kaseygirl - 3/17/2007 10:56:21 AM
Steve what a great idea about turning (6) into a park. Another place to gather and have concerts, festivals or just relax and watch the river, a sister park to Wingfield. That open space is going to be very important as the city continues to build.