The second in a series of public hearings to discuss the potential redevelopment of the former Wadlow Municipal Golf Course will be held August 21 as the Alton Plan Commission continues the listening process as the city considers transforming the 55-acre site into a multi-modal transportation center.

More than 50 residents of the surrounding community attended the first hearing last week. Issues ranged from security to noise, to litter and how the design of the station would fit with the surrounding community. One question in particular about the possibility of the station failing prompted a response from Alton Mayor Tom Hoechst. He says that it's unlikely the city would lose money if the station is built.

Hoechst Comments

The proposed plan calls for a new four-lane road to replace Golf Road and an improved interchange between that new road and the Homer Adams Parkway.  A multi-modal transportation center comprised of a high speed rail station and Madison County Transit bus station, and limited commercial and residential development.

The second in a series of public hearings has been scheduled for next Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30pm in the city council chambers.  If you can not make it to the hearing or want more information on what is being planned, Hoechst says you can call his office at 463-3500.

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