Council Bluffs newly developed riverfront

COUNCIL, BLUFFS (IOWA) - The newly developed riverfront in Council Bluffs is finally coming together.

"It shows the community between Nebraska and Iowa, I think Bob Kerrey had a really good idea there," said Mary Bolz.

Mary Bolz  has been living in California for the last 30 years, she's here taking pictures since so much has changed.

"The river itself, the trees and the amount of trails for hiking I like that a lot," said Bolz.

This is just the beginning. 

"We'll make it a feature that will help develop new residential housing and retailing housing on both the Omaha and Council Bluffs side," said Matt Walsh.

With all it's latest attractions, Mayor Matt Walsh says the riverfront will easily become the cities new center of attention.

"In many communities the river is the focus of activity for the community and we have never really focused on the Missouri River," said Mayor Walsh.

Mayor Walsh says the new pavilion, splash pad and residential area are just a piece of the project.

"It's going really well better than expected and we are excited," said Mayor Walsh.

Soon both sides of the Bob Kerrey Bridge will be a sight to see.

"It really will change the entire dynamic of the riverfront on the Nebraska side and the Iowa side," said Mayor Walsh.

For some, these new features make the site a tourist destination.

"It's just as amazing as anything they are constructing in California," said Bolz.

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