As Manhattan’s North End continues to grow and attract businesses, you may be wondering what sort of plan there is for some green space amongst the many buildings. That’s just the question the City Commission took up at their meeting Tuesday night. The Commission was presented with three plans for pocket parks along Leavenworth street and one on Osage street. In the end, Commissioners chose the middle of the three plans, which includes items such as umbrella covered picnic tables, a bike rack, and lighting, but at a reduced amount than the highest costing plan.
Commissioners also held a discussion on the potential renewal of a 2002 Riley County “Roads and Jobs” half-cent sales tax. After much discussion and debate, the Commission deemed it appropriate to consult with the Riley County Commission before deciding anything concrete.