McEuen Park proposal still meeting resistance from neighbors

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 4 at 6:08 AM

COEUR D'ALENE -- A second meeting took place Thursday on the controversial McEuen Park proposal in Coeur d'Alene.  The first meeting brought a huge crowd of nearly 500 people.

Some people say they are not happy about the plan to close the Third Street boat launch.  It is one of many changes in the McEuen Park proposal.  The proposal includes a courtyard, waterfall and an ice rink.  But it would eliminate the Third Street boat launch.  Many people say they are upset about that idea.

The first meeting to discuss the plans was held in early January.  It brought in crowds larger than anticipated.  Now parks leaders are presenting the ideas again at a larger venue, Woodland Middle School.  People had a chance to voice their opinions.

There are other boat launches at Higgins Point and the Blackwell Island Marina.  Park leaders are still taking input on the proposal.  City leaders want to start construction sometime this year.

City leaders asked anyone who still wants to voice their opinion to fill out a survey on the McEuen Park website.

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