THE SOUTHEAST CORNER of Fourth and Maine is looking good. The ugly old Newcomb Hotel has been demolished, the fencing is being removed and things are just more open and pleasant.
Now the city is getting ready to accept bids and development plans for the property. Click here for the Whig story. Here is more info about the corner.
Apparently the land is worth about $180,000. I would hope our city leaders would look far beyond land value to develop Fourth and Maine.
Part of me wants the space to remain green, maybe with a little parking. But the city should market the site and economic development is important, too, so I hope a building and business with character and style will eventually land down the street.
And we'll have the best view right here at Fifth and Maine!