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So by eminent domain they would force out alot of underprivilaged people from their homes, build a massive riverwalk that in a year no one will use. Hmmmmm, wonder how many city council members homes would increase in value because they live in"downtown"? Destroy the low man to raise your property value. What great people in this town, just great.
And I'm assuming we will soon read of a multi million dollar endowment established by Mr. Nichols to build his proposed plan.
Before building new, clean up what we have. Riverside Park is so bad. It is so rundown and trashy.
I don't believe Victoria needs a river walk. We are Victoria not San Antonio. We need another plan. We just need to plan around it, not change it. Other towns have utilized the river and improved the land around the river. We don't need a river walk. The Riverside Park is the place to start, especially across the river from the park. That's the place to look, not a canal going downtown. Maybe a "spanish village" south of Water Street.
he must be hallucinating!
Here's an idea guaranteed to satisfy Nuclear Willie and his cohorts. Divert the Guadalupe River along the 59E, then hook a north to cut through all that land by the Victoria airport just itchin' to be developed. Put up some bars, a water park and a Hooters. If they can't get their destination university, at least give them a spring break destination.
Could you imagine a $14 million hotel straddling the river at the moody street bridge. Lovely, unrestricted views of the slum neighborhoods in the area.
Lucky hotel guests could watch crack dealers, drunken wanderers and prostitutes with those pay telescopes that could be mounted on thier balconies.
All I can say is "build it with your money" don't come reaching for my tax dollars. If private investors see there is money to be made in this venture than they will build it, take the risk and reap the rewards.
Based on that illustration they'd have to build a riverwalk that can go uphill. I guess people around here planned things out 25-30 years ago just as well as they plan things out now.
As far at the river flooding, I think it would be best to divert some water in a controlled manner that could be shut down in the case of flooding. A three or four block river walk would be awesome.
i myself dont play discgolf, but that discgolf course is used. couple of months there was even a discgolf tournament with probably 100+ discgolfers.
they need to build a children's playground by the texas zoo. the playground by the little league fields and the playground by duckpond are often full of kids / families enjoying the day.
also the jogging / walking trail needs to be expanded. it is also heavily used. a trail going all the way around the park would be fitting.
Hmmm lets build a ton of businesses and hotels around an ugly river that floods every year (with the exception of this year so far)...yeah great idea....the answer in two years....next.
how bout start with something easier to do, like a mountain bike trail along the river banks ;)
To do this, our staunch anti-Obama Red County would have to take those redistributed socialist dollars from Obama. You know that?
I don't believe this will happen in my lifetime.
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'Armstrong said he hopes the Patillos' project sparks other such private entrepreneurial ideas.'
will the city also build parking lots for other businesses ?