Last week the Kent Parks and Rec Director held a public meeting in the Riverbend neighborhood to review the concept plans for improving river access by converting vacant City park land into a new boat launch area. The Parks and Rec design consultant attended the meeting, offered some initial concept images and took notes based on the feedback of the meeting attendees. As you might expect the comments ranged from concerns with parking, lighting and noise to excitement over the prospect of a new outdoor recreational opportunity.
John and his design engineer will now go to the drawing board and work to incorporate the elements of the public input into the specifications for the project as much as possible and wherever practical. With that in mind John has provided me with some of the hand out materials from the meeting and he wanted to let the public know that they can continue to submit comments through March 30th. Here’s what John sent me: