Fox River achievements, works in progress
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As towns along the Fox River have heightened their efforts to revitalize their shorelines and nearby downtowns, here are the main completed projects and some still in the planning stage.
Completed: The Music Garden at RiverEdge Park, an amphitheater-style music venue
Upcoming: A new main branch of the Aurora Public Library
Completed: Water Wonders interactive stream
Envisioned: Sculpture garden in Riverfront Park
Completed: The Batavia Riverwalk with a wildlife sanctuary, warming house and band shell
Envisioned: Streetscape improvements on First, Houston and Water streets and Shumway Avenue
Completed: Geneva on the Dam commercial complex
Envisioned: Redevelopment of the former Mill Race Inn and Geneva Bottling Works
Completed: Bob Leonard Memorial River Walk and a canoe launch
Envisioned: Gardens, boat docks, pedestrian bridges and more outlined in a decade-old master plan for the river
Completed: The Centre of Elgin recreation facility and the Gail Borden Public Library
Coming soon: Riverside Drive reconstruction
Completed: Main Street Bridge renovation
Envisioned: Drainage improvements and demolition of abandoned huts
Completed: Cornish Park and Riverfront Park improvements
Envisioned: Study river recreational opportunities
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