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     November 19, 2020      #41-324 sdj
 
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A conceptual plan of the first proposed riverwalk project by Hitchcock Design Group, the consulting team spearheading the creation of the walk.

Riverwalk projected cost rised to $2.5M 

El costo proyectado de Riverwalk aumentó a $ 2.5M

KANKAKEE — As plans continue to take shape for the East River Street portion of the proposed riverwalk along the Kankakee River, the cost of the project rises with it.

During a Zoom meeting Tuesday evening, hosted by the Kankakee Riverfront Society — the organization charged with seeking private funding for The Currents of Kankakee project — designers said the price tag for the first 1-acre segment of the project has grown from an initial estimate of $1.7 million to a projected $2.5 million to $3.5 million.

The current thought is 60 percent of project funding would be generated by the recently created Tax Increment Financing ...

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