It’s the face of the Friendly City and now Wheeling City Council is looking for ways to revitalize the Heritage Port area.
City Council is working to appoint a committee to focus on ways to improve Heritage Port. The conversation was started during their regular meeting on Tuesday evening.
Council recognizes that the downtown space is underutilized and could be a major economic driver for the city. The committee would begin meeting in January to come up with ideas and then report those ideas back to council by next Summer.
Mayor Glenn Elliot explained exactly what this new committee will be looking to achieve.
“How can we improve the port, how can we add more amenities to it, how can we get the boating community to get off their boats and come into downtown Wheeling. We are going to look at that starting next year for a couple months and have a report by the summer,” said Elliott.
Mayor Elliot also said Heritage Port was originally intended to be an economic driver for Wheeling, and he wants to make sure that holds true in the future.