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Friday, August 12, 2016

Drone Videos Show Progress of New NKY Riverfront Park

Renderings of the Taylor Creek Overlook park. 
Videos shot by airborne drones are offering a unique perspective of the progress of the Taylor Creek Overlook park project being developed where Newport and Bellevue meet along the Ohio River.

The $3.8 million project - being built by Sunesis Construction Company of West Chester, Ohio -  will stabilize an area between The Chart House and Joe's Crab Shack that has undergone substantial deterioration and result in a new riverfront park that can host visitors, runners, walkers, concerts, weddings and public gatherings.

Drone video can be found below:

"Severe erosion around the outlet of the Taylor Creek Culvert required modifications to the culvert's discharge location," said Southbank Partners President Jack Moreland. "When this project is complete, it will stabilize and improve the river bank area and will become a very nice green area for residents and visitors to enjoy."

Southbank Partners - the economic and community development organization for Northern Kentucky's river cities - has assisting in coordinating the project along with The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6; the cities of Newport and Bellevue; and Kentucky State Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, who represents Newport and Bellevue in the Kentucky General Assembly. Duke Energy also provided funding for the project.  

"This is just another part of cleaning up the river bank to allow the river cities to capitalize on one of their biggest assets - the Ohio River," Moreland said.

The project is expected to be completed by prior to Labor Day weekend.

Videos shot by the Sunesis Construction drones can be viewed here:

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