The city council voted 5-3 against the project. Funding concerns killed the project, according to Mayor Mike Moncrief.
"'This has been a real struggle for me,' Moncrief said. 'The bottom line is, many of us are still wrestling with concerns over funding.'
A vote to proceed with the study would have paved the way for the city to accept a $25 million federal grant, which was expected to jump-start the estimated $88 million project."