MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Officials in the eastern Iowa city of Manchester are planning an extended revitalization of areas along the Maquoketa River that will start with restrooms and play equipment but could continue for decades.


To improve the city's riverfront could take 50 years to fully implement.

The first step will be to build restrooms, a shelter and playground along with more parking at a site purchased by the city in December. Plans call for a building on the site to be demolished.

City officials still need to approve funding for the new developments.

City Manager Tim Vick says long-term plans could take 50 years to complete. Future proposals include a park, new retail and residential buildings and a trail the crosses the river.

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