Created to keep the project moving forward, the new organization Building Bridges recognizes the crucial role the bridge and park play in the efforts to redevelop the area opened up by the removal of Interstate 195 that began in 2007.
Building Bridges has just released a detailed statement showing why the once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity for the City — a huge tract of prime development land reclaimed in the heart of the city with walkable proximity to Downcity, the hospitals, the universities — is at risk. Simply put, they say, if the bridge doesn't get built, the redevelopment of the rest of the I-195 land currently moving at snail's pace will remain stalled.
Read the full Building Bridges statement HERE.
Formed this year to promote the value of the bridge and adjoining park, Building Bridges has been working hard to raise public awareness of what's at risk for the economic future of the City. Back in June we reported on the gala afternoon gathering on the Park site Building Bridges organized as its kick-off event. (See earlier posts.)