RV Park

Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Emily Underdown, left, and Executive Director Jennifer Giesike share their plans for a recreational vehicle park in Washington on Nov. 1. 

Plans to build a 20-site RV park at the intersection of Ninth Street and International Avenue in Washington, Mo., have been nixed after neighbors voiced their concerns about the plan, according to emissourian.com.

“After the (Nov. 1) workshop, we decided to take a step back and look at other locations,” said Jennifer Giesike, executive director of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce.

She declined to specify which other locations the chamber was evaluating for the RV park.

Giesike said the chamber determined an RV park in Washington could be done successfully on property the city owns at Ninth and International after reviewing information and plans for RV parks in Moberly, Mexico and Hermann. Earlier this year, city officials proposed spending $200,000 of the $2.6 million the city received from the American Rescue Plan, one of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief programs, on the park.

“We feel like we’ve done the research and are ready to go,” Giesike said. “The location of it is our roadblock.”

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