Fort Pierre Development Might Go Before Voters
by Associated Press
May 24, 2013 11:59 AM
Some people in Fort Pierre want residents to vote on breaks for a proposed $16 million riverfront development.
A group is circulating petitions to refer to a public vote actions taken by the Fort Pierre City Council as part of its approval of the Riverwalk Landing project, which is to include a marina, restaurant and retail shops on the Missouri River.
Referral effort leader Diane London says it's an issue of fairness. She says others who have bought lots and built businesses in the area aren't being given the same breaks by the city.
One of the Riverwalk Landing developers, Glennis Zarecky, says she's disappointed by the referral effort. She says the project will benefit the city.
Mayor Sam Tidball says he thinks the project would survive a public vote.