The Levee Park Committee Tuesday got an initial look at a consultant's preliminary draft plan containing suggestions for improvements to the park.
The drawings show how the park could look and suggestions for what the park might contain.
Committee Chairman Frank Pomeroy says the draft calls for removing part of the permanent dike. Pomeroy says the committee has come up with a series of questions for U-S Army Corps. of Engineers, who would have to authorize any changes.
Pomeroy says although the dike is a great flood barrier, it also takes away from the levee's overall development potential.
The draft vision plan from the Center for Changing Landscapes from the University of Minnesota include a performance plaza, switchyard gardens and a Latch Island overlook and sculpture.
Another draft idea the committee liked was a kayak ramp that features a concrete slab that would jut out into the main channel of the Mississippi River.
The committee meets again next Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall and a public forum has been set for March 8th.