Friday, July 17, 2009

Meeting about the Cobblestones

OK, so it's not technically a park, but it's part of our city's historic public space right on our magnificent river. TDOT wants to rework the cobblestones and pile a huge layer of rocks on them, keeping people from getting to the water's edge. Friends for our Riverfront is working against this plan, which is one more of a series of suggestions to limit the public access to the river downtown. (As a kayaker, I think there should be places to put a boat in right downtown. Cities like Chattanooga have blossomed by enhancing and preserving their waterfronts and promoting recreational use.) TDOT is holding a public meeting about the cobblestone project on Aug. 11 at
5:30 pm in the Balinese Ballroom
, 330 N. Main (corner of N. Main & Commerce) in the Pinch, just N. of the interstate ramps.

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