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You Could Shape the Future of the Ohio River Waterfront — Public Input Sessions This Week

 Pedestrians use the riverfront walk at the Ohio River in Evansville.
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Pedestrians walk past the downtown Evansville riverfront in May, while winter water-level debris is removed. This amphitheater, aside from flood mitigation, was built to watch the "Thunder on the Ohio" speedboat races which haven't occurred since 2009. A new masterplan for this area and several others along the river is being developed.

If you live near the Ohio Riverfront, or just visit the riverfront areas in Evansville and nearby, your feedback is needed for a survey that could influence the developing riverfront plan

A flyer for the Evansville open house public input session this week, detailing parking availability.
Downtown Evansville
A flyer for the Evansville open house public input session this week, detailing parking availability.

The Evansville Regional Economic Partnership and the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District are hosting open houses to seek community members’ experience and ideas for the Ohio riverfront.

This is part of the Ohio River Vision and Strategic Plan, the long-term project to reshape the Ohio Riverfront in several key locations from Mt. Vernon to Newburgh.

The study is being conducted by design firm Sasaki, which will also be present at the open houses.

Anna Cawrse is with the Sasaki Denver Office.

“So when we come to the open house, we do have a bunch of boards that have a lot of those kind of existing conditions, analysis pieces that we can start talking about, and these themes of ecology and community and connections.”

The upcoming public sessions are July 13th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Mt. Vernon at The Landing on East Water Street, and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Newburgh at Honeymoon Coffee.

There’s a longer session in Evansville at the Riverside Pagoda, July 14 from 3 p.m. to 7p.m.

The online survey closes July 21.

Take the survey here

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