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June 19, 2013

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River Ridge Executive Director Jerry Acy presented the board with a contract to update the 2010 River Ridge masterplan. He explained the update is needed to help develop a connection from Interstate 265 and the under-construction east-end bridge, and provide access to the commerce center.

Acy said the update will be for potential road connectivity, will help develop a plan for separating heavy truck traffic from regular traffic and may address potential alignment and connectivity to a heavy-haul road in the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.

At a recent meeting, the board approved matching, up to 50 percent, funding the proposed connection to the interstate.

“We’re working, trying to identify various funding sources that might participate helping pay for that road and most of those sources require local matching funds.”

The plan update is necessary to help draw out the best route while retaining the most marketable properties.

“We don’t want to build a road through our potential large development site here,” Acy said.

The masterplan update was approved with Waggoner Engineering Inc. for $104,900.


A design competition offered by River Ridge yielded two winners from the University of Kentucky.

Two landscape architecture students, Travis Klondike and Austin Sauer, submitted a winning design for signage at the commerce center. The design the students submitted was chosen out of 13 submissions and included a stone facade and water feature, set with white text against a black background on the signage.

Tom Vittitow, planning and development manager with River Ridge, said it will be about a year before the commerce center has the signage constructed.

By having their design chosen, the students received a $5,000 prize to split.

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