This coming Tuesday, TDOT and the Corps of Engineers will host an important public information meeting regarding Memphis' plans for Cobblestones improvement. Details:
The Riverfront Development Corporation states
The purpose of the Historic Cobblestone Landing Restoration and Walkway Project is to stabilize and restore the Memphis Cobblestone Landing and provide limited usability, connectivity and accessibility improvements.The Friends for Our Riverfront* and the blog Memphis Cobblestones both have many questions, real problems and tons of cool side information about the Cobblestones plan.
- will the improvements intentionally or effectively decommission the cobblestones as a boat landing?
- will they harm the Cobblestone's status as a National Historic Landmark?
as an objective.
- Continuation of and improvements to the docking of boats
No muddiness there, except that it's listed as objective 5 in a prioritized list. So my filtrated question for the RDC is,
"Forget prioritized objectives -- I want to land my boat on the Cobblestones. Will I be able to do this after the improvements?"
* despite its reputation as an opponent of the RDC, the FfOR and its skirmishes with the RDC have sharpened the spotlight on Memphis riverfront. In this case, the FfOR have really publicized a public meeting that will give the RDC a chance to pitch their cobblestone ideas.