The city of Red Wing is requesting $13 million in bonding to fund an economic development project that city leaders say will help drive tourism and make Red Wing our state’s premier river town.
The first part of the project involves building a new transient dock to accommodate larger riverboats. The vision also includes reconfiguring portions of Levee Road to minimize high water flooding, as well as the construction of the Mississippi River Walk Trail. The trail would hug the river alongside the train tracks and will bring hikers and bicyclists to the 340-foot Barn Bluff, a nationally recognized historic site. A final part of the city-wide project is the bonding request for the Sheldon Theater.
Because of the many components that make up this project there are two separate bonding requests. The city of Red Wing is requesting $4.48 million in bonding to help finish the dock construction, Levee Road configuration and several other small river-access related projects. The city is also requesting $8.6 million in bonding to complete the Mississippi River Walk trail.
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