PERU, Ind. – The City of Peru is pleased to announce the launch of the River View Landing community improvement project, an economic development project to develop 40 acres of property along the Wabash River between River Walk Park and West City Park. The property was recently acquired by the City and will be developed in phases, with Phase One including a new YMCA facility, a bike and walking trail connecting the downtown River Walk to the Nickel Plate Trail, and additional parking for West City Park. Here is Mayor Gabe Greer (audio clip). This project has a number of public and private partners, including the Miami County YMCA, the Miami County Economic Development Authority, the Nickel Plate Trail, the Peru Common Council, the Miami County Commissioners, Miami County Council, and other local leaders. The initial phase of the project totals $13 million and has been funded through private and in-kind donations, economic development dollars, and grant sources. As more funding and investment becomes available, future phases of the project will include multi-family homes, improved roads, a traffic signal, and other parks and recreation features.