Council hears Chippewa Riverfront details; approves tiny houses and business park land map

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Those who were worried the new Chippewa Riverfront park with all of its amenities would simply flood come spring needn’t fear — its designers have thought about that.

SEH representative Tim Markos, who works for the firm designing the park, presented plans detailing four main areas of Phase II of the downtown park. When it comes to the stage area near the river, he eased Council members concerns about flooding.

“The stage will be right above the elevation of the highest we recorded water coming into the area last year,” Markos said. “All electrical components will be above the 100-year flood elevations.”

The proposed stage, which is 35 feet by 45 feet wide, will have the ability for entertainers to connect into the city’s power source. It sits three feet above the walkway and will have handicap accessible ramps.

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