In regard to the article about the consultant’s plan for the Richland waterfront, the ideas are asinine. We want to enjoy the natural beauty we have. Not have it closed off with more unattractive buildings and restaurants to go out of business. The Native Americans will not consent to an amusement park at the point.
Instead, provide more parking, such as the plan suggested in a recent letter. Fill in the pit and create more parking for Howard Amon park, the Allied Arts Gallery and the Parkway. Add public art that is meaningful and has soul.
We have a library, medical facilities, a university, a ballet studio, et cetera. We need a performing arts center.
Ask for a design project (free) from a school that has an architectural department to do consistent signage for Uptown.
Consultants think they need to provide big plans to earn their fees. Ask the people who live here.
Thelma Triplett, Richland