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Plans for Quincy riverfront project delayed

Quincy’s riverfront project isn’t moving along as quickly as anticipated.

The Quincy Park Board was going to put the project up for voter approval in April, however that has been put on hold until at least the year 2020.

The reason behind the delay is because officials thought residents were overloaded with things like bonds for the new elementary schools, a sales tax for the new county jail and now a possible property tax increase.

However, Maggie strong with the Quincy Next Strategic Plan says this will give them more time to get all their ducks in a row before leaving the plan up to voters.

“There’s a lot of opportunities here,” said Strong. “We’re also going to be looking at the transportation piece of it with the new bridge potentially in the next 10 years or so and we need to think about how that will affect the riverfront. There’s a lot of moving pieces.”

Strong says now they can work on securing more from both public and private entities for the roughly $6 million project.

Alexandra Carter

WGEM News Anchor

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