Financing everything is one obstacle. Erosion along the river is another. Several areas need to be stabilized. That will involve the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as more time and money.
"The reality of it is that this will take another five or six years probably," Moreland said.
A section of the Riverfront Commons in Ludlow was completed this summer. There is money available to begin work on several other sections by next spring. The total project is expected to cost more than $30 million.