City Shown RV Park Design; Aims for July 1 Opening

March 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The city of Carrollton, Ky., held a public meeting March 16 to discuss the preliminary master plan for the riverwalk development along the Ohio River and the park-to-park trail system. The plan includes a 34-site RV park that the city hopes to build and have ready by July 1, the Madison (Ind.) Courier reported.

Michael Pavin, the project manager for the Point Park project and the park-to-park trails initiative, presented the preliminary master plan. Lose & Associates, the architecture firm that designed the concept plans, is closer to moving forward with a final idea.

The top priority of the project is the RV park. So far, the city still plans to open the RV park July 1 to accommodate campers who will be in the area for the Sprint Cup car race in nearby Sparta, Ky.

The RV park will include water, sewer, electricity, cable and wireless Internet, and campers will be able to stay up to two weeks. Mayor Gene McMurry said he has talked to other owners of RV parks and they said for a campground like this, the city could easily charge $60 a night and be constantly filled.

“Once we get them here, I think they’ll be coming back,” McMurry said.

Second Street and the RV park will be built up to ensure they are out of the floodplain. The riverwalk will still be in the floodplain, but Lose & Associates has assured the city that the riverwalk will be built so there would be no damage caused by flooding.

One big change between the previous concept plan and this master plan is the proposed harbor. The first plan called for a large harbor that would extend almost to Second Street. The new plan is to have a day-use harbor that would be considerably smaller and only come inland a bit.

“Really, it doesn’t work economically for the amount of dirt we’d have to move,” Pavin said.


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