Great River Road Iowa: Development Report, March 1968

(1968) Great River Road Iowa: Development Report, March 1968. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

It is the purpose of this preliminary planning report to present for review and consideration some thoughts relating to the future development of Iowa's potential resource related to the Mississippi River Frontage. This is in connection with planning Iowa's segment. of the Mississippi River Parkway which is one element of the total development problem, On the recent bus tour of the full length of the Iowa frontage two major impressions were generated, The first. was the relative inaccessibility of much of the area adjacent t.o the river, and the other was the intensity and conglomeration of the land use at those points where there is accessibility, While it is the current state of difficult access that is being generally deplored, and which is the focus of development interest. It can be reasoned that the resource itself has been preserved by this factor. If this is true, it follows that any program to provide access without first providing essential land use control would be extremely detrimental to the realization of the ultimate full value of the resource.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Evaluation, Planning report, River, Mississippi River
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Rivers and streams
Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Environment
ID Code: 27587
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 21 May 2018 16:57
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 16:57
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/27587