Walnut St Development
The most forward moving development downtown Yankton has done in a awhile is the Walnut St redevelopment. Walnut st is located right outside the Riverfront Event Center and The Brewery. The part of the street they are currently working on is from 4th st (HWY 50) and 2nd st (ends at the Meridian Water Plaza). The city is spending 2.5 million turning the once dowdy street into a beautiful plaza type environment. It is expected to be finished by the end of October, weather permitting.
We of course are excited about it all but very excited for the Gas fireplace and seating being placed directly outside the Brewery door and the other improvement in front of the Event Center. Below is an artist rendition.
The street will be filled with flowers, planters, trees, up lights, new (old fashioned) signature lighting, stained sidewalk these sidewalk are very large to accommodate large groups.
Some of the other wonderful elements is games built into the sidewalk, one is located directly outside the Riverfront on 3rd and Walnut. Artist rendition below..
Night View of the same area
The downtown and city hopes the Walnut St improvements will be a nice draw for those wishing to walk the bridge and visit all the Ma and Pa boutique stores, the local pubs and businesses located in the downtown. Once completed Walnut St can be used as a place many different types of events.