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#1 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:15 PM

Last night I heard a rumor that a canal may be in Clarksville's future. With the town working on a new master plan for the south end, will they include a canal? With Galligan acting as a consultant for the owners of the Colgate plant, he could have made the suggestion to town leaders, I suppose...

 

If Clarksville did include plans for a canal, I wonder if they would plan to use treated sewer water in it? Ewww.

 

 



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:24 AM

Last night I heard a rumor that a canal may be in Clarksville's future. With the town working on a new master plan for the south end, will they include a canal? With Galligan acting as a consultant for the owners of the Colgate plant, he could have made the suggestion to town leaders, I suppose...

 

If Clarksville did include plans for a canal, I wonder if they would plan to use treated sewer water in it? Ewww.

 

DonnaK

 

This sounds a lot like the canal idea that I have put forth for some time.  My thoughts were to try to interest a casino company with deep pockets to put a canal where Woerner Avenue now is, and park a riverboat casino there.  Ohio river water would be used to fill the canal...not treated sewer water.  It wouldn't really be a canal, but a 'marina' of sorts for the casino boat.  Then turn the former Colgate property into the landside facility for the casino...and perhaps more.  Let your imagination be your guide.

 

The casino boats near Cincinnati are struggling since Ohio introduced gambling.  So why not move one of those boats to a location with approx. one million people in the metropolitan (Greater Louisville) area, and just off a major Interstate highway at that?

 

Is this an idea that makes sense? 


Edited by TomD, 11 April 2015 - 06:25 AM.

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#3 kelley

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:39 AM

So it was TomD's idea?! Lolololol.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:26 AM

Just turn the Colgate plant into a casino.

http://www.journalga...casinos-6007630


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#5 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:41 AM

Why would a canal be needed to park a riverboat? The Belle of Louisville parks on the river. Why couldn't a casino?


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

I'm planning my vacation to visit a canal. NOT. Lol Maybe in Italy. TG ideas sometimes really makes me chuckle. At least he is keeping it Clark County lol

#7 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:41 PM

DonnaK

 

This sounds a lot like the canal idea that I have put forth for some time.  My thoughts were to try to interest a casino company with deep pockets to put a canal where Woerner Avenue now is, and park a riverboat casino there.  Ohio river water would be used to fill the canal...not treated sewer water.  It wouldn't really be a canal, but a 'marina' of sorts for the casino boat.  Then turn the former Colgate property into the landside facility for the casino...and perhaps more.  Let your imagination be your guide.

 

The casino boats near Cincinnati are struggling since Ohio introduced gambling.  So why not move one of those boats to a location with approx. one million people in the metropolitan (Greater Louisville) area, and just off a major Interstate highway at that?

 

Is this an idea that makes sense? 

 

When you put it that way, yes, it does make sense. Far better a marina of sorts for a gambling boat than a canal that "may" bring business, housing, tourists, etc. How about a hotel in the old prison (Colgate) to house the gamblers? Turn the area into something reminiscent of Jeff's "Little Chicago" days being discussed on the Jeff forum. Something along those lines could be a lot of fun to plan/build and should be a real draw to the area.

 

Durn it, TomD, now I'm going to be thinking of this idea, picturing it and planning the area around it! 


Edited by DonnaK, 11 April 2015 - 12:45 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:44 PM

A gansta theme!

Seriously, didn't RiverFox or someone here say if there was to be a canal, the other side of 65 made more sense due to a natural water course?
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#9 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

How about an old time riverboat era theme? My real question is how many dwellings would be affected by something like this? Is this all commercial area to be re-purposed or will folks have to move to accomplish all this?


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:04 PM

A gansta theme!

Seriously, didn't RiverFox or someone here say if there was to be a canal, the other side of 65 made more sense due to a natural water course?

Cane Run is probably too far north for that.

I'd have to see a comprehensive plan before I could comment.

 

Although any mention of a "Master Plan" makes my skin crawl.

And anything that Galligan has his dirty little fingers in ... well.   :dry: 

 

I'd love to see a gay 90's, turn of the century or roaring 20's themed area.

Not so much a 30's, depression era, gangster theme. (but that's just me)


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