Design Review Board Stands Up for Restoration of Cobblestone Landing

Center City Commission Design Review Board unanimously prefers continued access to water and sends RDC back to drawing board on Cobblestone Landing plan.

Members of the Design Review Board recognized the uniqueness and significance of the historic site and the importance of the Landing's connection to the water. Much of their opposition was to the construction of a barrier wall of riprap along the Landing's shoreline, a design that would alter the dynamic of the waterfront and cut-off access to the water. "It is a Landing," one member stated in summary, and the consensus was that if this is a restoration project the design fails to meet the objective.

Click HERE for Commercial Appeal coverage by Wayne Risher.