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Millbottom action team considers development

Rotary Centennial Park has been identified by the Millbottom action team as a potential alternative access point for Adrian’s Island if the city is unable to obtain the permissive use of the right-of-way from Union Pacific for its tunnel access.

Rotary Centennial Park has been identified by the Millbottom action team as a potential alternative access point for Adrian’s Island if the city is unable to obtain the permissive use of the right-of-way from Union Pacific for its tunnel access. Photo by Ben Yarnell.

There is a phrase that the Greek philosopher Plato kept at the center of his teachings: “Know thyself.”

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That phrase has been at the center of the research for Jason Luebbering and Mark Kaiser, co-chairs of the Millbottom Action Team, as they have approached their task as part of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development plan, “Transformation.”

As is the case with the rest of the action teams, Luebbering, Kaiser and the rest of the team members are looking to find ways to capitalize on their particular part of Jefferson City to both stimulate the economy and make the city look more attractive to prospective residents. The other teams are exploring areas like the Missouri State Penitentiary, Old Town, downtown, Lincoln University, St. Mary’s Hospital, economic development, retail attraction and business growth.

In terms of the Millbottom, the team looks at the Missouri River as its most vital asset.

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