It hasn’t rained since the weekend, but Sunset Harbour — the neighborhood where locals love to hang and dine — is still flooded.
Why? The area was prone to high water at high tide, but the problem appears be dramatically worse in the last two months. Aside from several new and popular restaurants, it appears that the only change is the under-construction parking garage across from the Sunset Harbour towers between Purdy and Bay.
Wednesday morning, the intersection of 17th Street and Purdy was barely passable. The corner of Purdy and 20ths — where the Pubbelly boys have opened two new restaurants in the last month — has standing water almost the curb.
After years of failed efforts, the city finally corrected flooding on Belle Isle. Can they dry out Sunset Harbour before the dry floods drown the new businesses in the neighborhood?