Rebuilding The Landing

WARREN, Pa. – A Leadership Warren County class of 2014 has formulated the committee to build The River Landing at Warren.

The River Landing at Warren Committee is proposing a multiple-phase riverfront development to enhance the usability of the downtown by people recreating on the Allegheny River, as well as allow access to the Allegheny directly from the downtown area. The second public input meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Community Room at Northwest Savings Bank at 305 Second Ave., Warren, Pa.

Leadership Warren County graduates with a variety of expertise comprise the committee of The River Landing at Warren. Committee Members are Steve Sigmund, owner Oculus Architecture; William “Buzzy” Bussoletti, retired risk manager at WSH; Mary Hagan-Double of Whirley Drinkworks; Michelle Williams, executive director of Family Services of Warren County; and Todd Bowersox, owner of Allegheny River Fly Fishing Company.

“We are excited to be able to hold our next public input meeting so quickly,” said Bowersox. “We have been meeting on a regular basis since graduation and have nearly completed our business plan, design illustrations and phase roll outs. We feel the public’s ability to touch and feel the project will help them understand all three phases of the project.”

Phase I will be the actual floating dock itself that will provide a safe and secure environment for boaters to exit the Allegheny River and explore the downtown.

Phase II is development of the Historical Log Raft Trail, and Phase III would encompass an actual drive in boat launch for larger craft. Phase III’s location will be at the base of Liberty Street utilizing the now unused lot adjacent to the Breeze Point area.

A PowerPoint presentation will be used starting at 5:30 p.m. with accompanying scale drawings and illustration of the project. Leadership Warren County is currently recruiting for its 2014-15 class. For questions or more information, RSVP to Todd at 814-706-4900 or AlleghenyRiverFlyfishing@yahoo.com.