MSTA attended the Wolf River Conservancy meeting on December 8, 2015. The meeting covered the proposed greenway route through the north section of the Lucius Burch Natural Area in Shelby Farms. A representative of Alta Planning gave a presentation about the plan. A question and answer session followed the presentation.
Wolf River Greenway Meeting Summary
The Wolf River Greenway survey is closed.
Routes considered for Wolf River Greenway
Example of Permatrak boardwalk system
Artist conception of Wolf River Greenway and Shelby Farms Greenline intersection.
Example of a boardwalk setting using the Permatrak system.
Around a dozen people met with Andy Hays from Alta Planning on Friday, Jan. 15, for the Wolf River Greenway route planning hike. Andy brought several drawings we discussed. Once we studied the drawings it was determined the hike was not necessary. The unanimous recommendations in order of preference are:
Abandon the proposed route between the yellow and blue trails in the north natural area.
1. Establish an option which routes Greenway traffic through Shelby Farms Park using one of the existing bridges. Those are the bike & pedestrian bridge or the Walnut Grove bridge at Humphreys intersection. This will give WR Greenway users an improved awareness of the park's amenities.
2. Build the originally planned route on the west bank of the Wolf River. Use the $1 million planned for a bridge crossing the river to build those facilities. Include a noise wall along the narrowest part near I240 if necessary.
3. Cross the river as planned but continue in the power line field to a point well north of the existing yellow and blue trails and connect to the Greenline where the field meets the Greenline or by a short route through the woods.
Field meeting with Andy Hays from Alta Planning & Design
Wolf River Greenway Meeting Presentation Available
It took a while and prompting from MSTA, but the presentation shown at the December 8, 2015, meeting is now available for public viewing.
Couldn’t come to the Dec. 8 public meeting?
Didn’t come to the Dec. 8 meeting but now wish you did?
Saw the information and have a question?
Here is your chance.
Mid-South Trails Association is hosting a meeting with two guest speakers. Wolf River Conservancy Greenway Coordinator Bob Wenner and Shelby Farms Park Conservancy Executive Director Laura Morris will be there to hear your concerns and answer your questions.
The meeting is in the party room at Fox Ridge Pizza, 1769 N Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17.
Bob Wenner will show the presentation from the original public meeting and then there is a question and answer session. Mid-South Trails Association believes that all trail users should be given every opportunity to receive full information and express their concerns on this proposal.
The information presented at the December 8, meeting is on the WRC web site on this page for your review.
This meeting is in the past.
Meeting about proposed Wolf River Greenway route through the
Summary of Feb. 17, open meeting about Wolf River Greenway hosted by MSTA.
Our open meeting with the Wolf River Conservancy was a success. The following officials were there to make the presentation and answer questions.