The City of Alton plans to create what it’s calling an “upscale RV park” near the river. The actual site will be at Russell Commons Park, and will be designed for short-term visitors to amphitheater events, the Alton marina, and other local attractions.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z it will only be able to hold 20 RV’s, and will not be for extended stays.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already signed off on the idea, and the city must now take the topic to the Alton Plan Commission for approval of a special use permit to allow for RV use within the Marina Recreation District. If approved, the matter would then go before the Alton City Council.
Mayor Walker and other city department heads will be talking about this and other topics later today on Let’s Talk at 11am.