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Public Meetings for White River Improvement Plan To Begin

White River Vision Plan aims to enhance 58 miles of riverfront in Marion and Hamilton counties. - Doug Jaggers/WFYI

White River Vision Plan aims to enhance 58 miles of riverfront in Marion and Hamilton counties.

Doug Jaggers/WFYI

Public meetings for the White River Vision Plan begin this week.

The plan aims to enhance 58 miles of riverfront in Marion and Hamilton counties. Plan partners Hamilton County Tourism, the City of Indianapolis, and Visit Indy’s philanthropic arm Tourism Tomorrow, Inc. have identified four areas four study —  connectivity, hydrology and ecology, tourism and economic development, and cultural heritage.

President and CEO of Hamilton County Tourism Brenda Myers, says their community partners identified the river as a possible point of improvement.

"We have so many organizations right now that are focusing on the river that it seemed like the appropriate time to bring everybody together for a broader vision," says Myers. 

Myers says, the vision plan also aims to coordinate the improvement plans by individual parks like Riverside and Broad Ripple Parks, and organizations like Friends of the White River. 

"What we’re hoping to do is to sort of gather everyone together under one comprehensive vision and one comprehensive umbrella to think more broadly about what the river can do for Central Indiana residents and visitors," says Myers. 

Public input can be submitted during the upcoming meetings or at mywhiteriver.com throughout the six month review period.

Meetings will take place Wednesday at Noblesville City Hall from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at Marian University from 12-2 p.m., and at Riverside Park from 6-8 p.m.

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