Sawmill Point was supposed to be a mixed development with some residential units to go along with the marina from what I remember.
According to J. Hinnant there are 35 acres(?) awaiting development. Its a shame to waste 8 for a ball park that will be occupied only 70 NIGHTS per year.
A river front condo complex would be far better. With parking on the bottom two floors so as to provide protection to homeowners from floods.
the PRO stadium side seems to think that if this proposal is voted down there will be no development and nothing further will happen down there. I quite confused by that outlook as there was a LOT of interest prior to this ball park being bantered about. The only thing that stopped this development was the economy and the loss of lending monies. I see this reversing quite strongly now.
The development in this area of downtown is moving along quite nicely and we don't need a stadium - and certainly don't need the city financial losses that go along with it.
Its far better to allow private development in this area...
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