Lakefront Concept Images Online

I went through the Decatur Lakefront site last week and couldn’t find the links to the drawings but they’re on their Facebook page:!/photos.php?id=385801071561

I still need to send in my thoughts.  Last week was kind of hectic.  Today I’m pooped.  Tonight I’ll get on the laptop and send my suggestions.  The Adventure concept is looking pretty good to me with some added in concepts from some of the other drawings.

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  1. Park April 12, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

    You can find them on, click on Project Summary, scroll down to Preliminary Design Concepts, all three designs are listed.

  2. Kris

    Kris April 13, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    Park, thanks for the info. I don’t know how I missed that!

    Here’s what I submitted:

    “I’d just like to say how impressed I am with the Adventure Fitness Concept. It all looks wonderful and would be a great draw to the community and reduce or eliminate the need for residential development along the shores, which many people object to. I’m not personally against any and all residential development but I’d prefer it be contained or minimal. I’d also like to see the mini-golf course modernized and expanded. The adventure park could be something transformative for Decatur for many years to come.

    I do want to make the suggestion that there be an emphasis on activities for people of all age groups, from the youngest to the oldest and that the facilities be accessible and affordable for the entire community. I especially like the idea of the animated boardwalk and trails. That’s something everyone can enjoy regardless of income or age.

    The healing garden in Chandler Park is also a great use for that property. Situated across from St. Mary’s Hospital, it would be a natural fit and inexpensive to create and maintain.

    Looking forward to the next step!”

    I didn’t realize it but the Adventure Theme doesn’t have any residential development in it. That may be a plus to some people who object to such a proposal. Like I said, I’m not 100% opposed to some residential development because I think it would attract more population to Decatur and be an ongoing revenue generator. However, I’d prefer the apartments over the condos. They could have some swanky apartments to appeal to the higher income folks and less expensive ones for the rest of us. 🙂

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