Columbus, Neb., could potentially play host to an RV park, motocross track, ATV trails, and driving-range recreational area, but current floodway regulations could be standing in the way, radio station KWBE reported.
Omaha resident Doug Otteman has been hoping to build the multipurpose complex just to the south of the Loup River, behind T-Bone Truck Stop. Otteman said there is currently space to build roughly 125 asphalt or cement camping pads in the area with electrical access.
Otteman said he and his business partners would like to build a dirt track, access for off-road vehicles to the Loup River, and a driving range near the highway. Otteman said the idea was halted by the city engineering department because they said it is in the floodway of the Loup River.
Columbus resident — and one of Otteman’s business partners — Jason Kunes said he agrees a portion of the land is in the floodway, but says another large chunk of the land where they want to build is not. Kunes says the size of the land is approximately 64 acres, and says they would like to include ATV trails as well.
Otteman says if they are unable to find a way to build at the location, he will look at building in different parts of the state.
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