The U.S. Conference of Mayors has decided that cities might as well climb on the stimulus bandwagon along with the rest of the businesses and corporations in the country. The Conference’s Main Street Economic Survey provided a vehicle by which mayors from numerous cities around the country tossed in their wishes for their cities’ future plans – to the tune of $96 billion dollars.
Mayor Henry’s administration came up with $281,717,000 worth of projects including a $10,000,000 request for funds for acquisition and development of the North River Redevelopment project. The funds would cover acquisition, Brownfield site prep, and infrastructure.
Granted, in today’s financial straits, what are the odds that the “Wish List” will be fulfilled? Probably not a lot, but the inclusion of the request for North River funds shows that the City has not forgotten about the project. It appears to be a matter of just how it will get done.
Meanwhile, whatever happened to that doggoned environmental study? Do ya suppose we will ever get to see it?