My position on the South Downtown area is to ensure that the A.L. Cole site is included in the overall plan.

Remember there are neighborhoods on this side of the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge that need and want to be included.

A process that could be followed is that of the South Downtown Riverfront Park Development. I would prefer a private/public partnership development with thorough consultation and Request for Proposals with a Request for Qualifications as well.

The need to coordinate the vision and inclusion of Block 146 would truly make the South Downtown ‘flow’ and that means that all sites need to be friendly to foot and bicycle traffic and allow corridors for efficient vehicle movement.