Wetumpka Prepares for Rapid Riverfront Redevelopment
This weekend's Coosa River Whitewater Festival attracts people from all over the country. Soon, the city's riverfront may change to bring in visitors for more than just rapids.
The festival is making a big splash in Wetumpka this weekend, but city leaders are hoping some new plans for the riverfront will draw constant crowds.
"Out here three times per week and every weekend testing boats and fishing," said Raybon.
"You'd get more people to come here, more places to fish, and more people doing the recreational thing," said Raybon.
Mayor Willis says the same planning company who did the planning for Montgomery's riverfront is doing it for Wetumpka's. He says he doesn't know how much it will all cost yet, but says they do have a grant secured to help with some of the costs.
The official plans for the riverfront redevelopment will be presented at a public meeting. That meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on June 18th at the Wetumpka Civic Center.