The river presented both an opportunity and a challenge simultaneously. Creating new space at the water’s edge required addressing the flood wall — a monolithic slab of steel that acted as a barrier between the water and the city. The wall cuts off access to the river itself, thus restricting access to the landward side of the wall. LandDesign proposed building an extravagant pedestrian bridge that would extend from the main park up and over the wall and span over the water, bringing people closer to the river than any other place in the city.
Ultimately, the largest handicap to the process was building consensus among all the stakeholders to move the project forward, thus the project stalled out and remains unbuilt.