Students Unveil My Riverfront Vision At Nebraska City

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City residents offered initial reactions Wednesday to a riverfront development vision that includes breakfast on a barge, overlook cabins and economic rejuvenation to the east landing of the soon-to-open Fourth Corso viaduct.

Kim Wilson, who is leading of group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture students along with architect Emily Andersen, told her audience of 60 people that the students have done the best they can to present a riverfront vision that connects all areas of the city, respects industrial uses and accomplishes sustainable vitality.

From north to south the students identified five sections of the riverfront.

Riverview State Recreation Area, Riverview Nature Park, the city water well field and farmground west of Riverview Road are included in “the refuge.”

Plans include kayaking on the ancient riverbed now disconnected from the Missouri River, overlook cabins among the hickory oak forest, sensory garden and bird watching.

Steinhart Terminal, the boat dock, Central Avenue and the water treatment plant are in the area called “The Port.”

Plans include a floating event space, industrial accents, plaza and river overlook.

The East Fourth Corso area is seen as a connector to the Lewis and Clark center, as well as entrance into town with entertainment, retail and restaurants.

Wilson said riverfront revival will take advantage of Nebraska City’s culture and promote the social well-being of its citizens.

The meeting concluded with citizens placing stickers on map areas of particular interest to them.

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