Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wait for it... wait for it.... Go Go Go!

Now that the casino is ready to actually talk... tomorrow (TODAY now) there is a council worksession regarding the LeClaire Park expansion. I'm pretty curious if the casino's deal is going to be decided in the next couple weeks as well. You know, since the best way to get a good deal is to decide everything in 2 weeks or less... as we've seen in the past.

Oh well. At least the LeClaire Park expansion part of it won't be all screwed up. They're basically using the preliminary sketch that most people supported when it was displayed at the last two public meetings. It leaves things vague enough to be hammered out over the longer term while Rhythm City builds its new location.

Email sent to people who went to the meetings:
Dear LeClaire Park expansion process participant:

As you may know, the City has been discussing with the Isle of Capri its preliminary plans to relocate off the Riverfront. Very recently, it has been revealed that the Isle of Capri is looking closely at establishing a gaming operation in portions of the River Center.

Given this information, it has been determined that making a presentation to the Vision Iowa Board on June 13th is feasible. In order to meet that deadline, the City Council has, on short notice, scheduled a work session to review the Programmatic Sketch presented at a series of public meetings held in late April. This work session has been scheduled for Noon tomorrow (TODAY), May 31, 2007, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 226 W. Fourth Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The Programmatic Sketch was well received and only minor revisions have been made. An estimated project budget has also been prepared as well. As the planning process continues and more design details developed, your input will be sought.

Thank you once again for your interest in this project!

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