Special to the News
Thursday’s wind didn’t prevent the City of Mount Vernon from celebrating its recently completed riverfront park with a ribbon cutting and dedication. Immediately following, officials looked forward to things to come with ground-breaking ceremonies for its $8 million residential/commercial project, The Landing.
City officials participated in the ceremonies along with key figures from architect Myzak & Palmer, developer Flahery & Collins, investment partners First Merchants Bank and Fifth Third Bank as well as local stakeholders 21st Century Leadership of Posey County Ltd. and the Posey County Economic Development Partnership.
“The completion of the park and the construction of The Landing mark a new era in the revitalization of our downtown and are, without question, the most exciting and newsworthy events for our city center in the last decade,” commented Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker.
Residents of and visitors to Mount Vernon may now enjoy a trail, the riverfront performance theater, interactive fountains, and an overlook with a magnificent view of the Ohio River. Across the street from the park, The Landing is expected to be completed late 2013.