News and Tribune

Recent Local News

November 11, 2012

Big Four project tied to past, but looks to future

Newest plans unveiled at public hearing for Big Four Station

JEFFERSONVILLE — Revised plans for the Big Four Station were presented to Jeffersonville residents at a public hearing held Saturday.

The design for the park, which will sit at the foot of the Big Four pedestrian and bicycle bridge, was modified from the plans that had originally been presented in July by the Estopinal Group.

Before the meeting got under way, opposition to the revised plans and claims that public input was not taken prompted a passionate response from an audience member.

Jeffersonville resident Carolyn Campbell argued with other area residents in attendance about the plan to create a two-block park at the foot of the Big Four Bridge and left before the presentation began.

“I came here because I love Jeffersonville, and it never occurred to me they would want to get rid of it as fast as they can, but that’s what they’re doing,” she said.

Campbell claimed she attended the previous public hearing, held in July, but that the representatives taking comments would not take her statement.

“I told the mayor it looked like a rest stop along the interstate,” she said, adding the comment was not recorded. “So, of course they can get a lot of people that think it’s OK, nobody’s hearing the other side.”

Wayne Estopinal, president of the Estopinal Group, took umbrage to Campbell’s comments and said “we’ve documented well over 200 comments. We have heard you.”

He added that those comments helped change what was originally designed.

About 40 members of the public were present to see the plans revealed and the Estopinal Group again recorded their comments.

Phyliss Croce, a Riverside Drive resident, was pleased with the plans the city had put together.

“I think it makes the connection to downtown stronger,” she said. “It’s always a shame to lose housing stock, but what we’re gaining is [an improvement] tenfold.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.