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Riverwalk concept left hanging

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A proposal for a $2-million elevated pier and pavilion on the St. Clair River has failed to win support from city council – at least for now.

Councillors said the “Riverwalk” concept proposed by local architect David Lavender would be a great addition to the city’s waterfront, but narrowly voted against taking any action.

Coun. Mike Kelch had wanted staff to take the preliminary step by making a few calls to assess it’s feasible.

But the majority said now is not the time to take on a non-essential project.

“We have enough on the plate,” said Coun. Bev MacDougall.

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