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Waco Riverside Development clears first major hurdle

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The potential pitfalls facing the plan to revitalize Waco's downtown and transform the Brazos riverside area are still legion, but things are at least moving in the right direction for now.

Stu Forster

I'll be honest-- I'm still trying to temper my enthusiasm for the Riverside Development project because it's probably a longshot at this point, at best, but I can't. I just can't. The potential to transform Waco is too great. The payoff for Baylor and the city in which she lives is too enticing.

Waco Riverfront Animation

That's why the unanimous endorsement from the Downtown Development Board, apparently a group of some note, is exciting. There's at least something happening in a positive direction. Whatever problems remain, and I imagine that chief among them will be finding enough investors to fund the $180 million project, we're getting somewhere. And the further along we get here, the more likely it becomes that something positive happens.

Oh, and this seems as good a time as any to remind everyone about the Baylor Stadium construction cam. Just because. I probably spend more time looking at it on a daily basis than is really reasonable for an adult with a job and a family.