This is part of our new promenade that will eventually run a few more blocks along the riverfront. In fact, there are plans for a new Welcome Center, along with an upgraded marina and a band shell. The natural tendency of most folks is to be drawn to water and our city fathers have finally figured out a way to organize those tendencies. There will be much construction, consternation and teeth gnashing over the next several months while the plans are finalized because of the inevitable tug-of-war between those who love the old and those who think it’s useless unless it’s new. All of the plans that I’ve seen so far indicate that it’s going to be a pretty good balance. In these days of megastores making every town look the same, we’re proud of our unique character. We’ll be enhancing our features rather than trading in for the new model.