St. John considering vacant land for riverfront district

St. John considering vacant land for riverfront district

ST. JOHN — A stretch of vacant land on the south side of St. John could be filled with restaurants, if the town is able to obtain a riverfront district designation. The proposed riverfront district would stretch from 109th Avenue to 96th Avenue, St. John's main commercial district, Town Councilman Mike Aurelio explained. Schilling Development owns the majority of the unoccupied land in the district, about 25 acres on the west side of U.S. 41. During a Wednesday night Town Council meeting, Jack Slager of Schilling Development said he could "envision a nice draw" that would include several restaurants with outdoor dining, a banquet hall and even a boutique hotel. Slager said the development would be "cohesive" with the nearby Shrine of Christ's Passion and that the restaurants and hotel …
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