Keystone, S.D. - The Mount Rushmore Recreation Corridor Phase I Observation tower is progressing after introduction at the Keystone City Council Meeting on June 6, 2007 by GMA Enterprises Inc. GMA is currently in communication with parties regarding completion of feasibility studies on the observation tower. GMA is also looking at architectural renderings for the tower. Proposals are being developed with fabricators, civil, geo-technical, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineers. Investment strategies are on going with local as well national investors.
The proposed observation tower and peripheral complex in Keystone is considered Phase I of the Mount Rushmore Recreation Corridor. Future phases that could be located throughout the Black Hills, may include historical themed museum, tourist orientated themed attractions, and state of the art information center.
GMA Enterprises' goal is to keep all aspects of development and construction within the community as much as possible. Green and alternative energy technologies are a main component of the GMA philosophy and will be incorporated where feasible in all phases of the Mount Rushmore Recreation Corridor. GMA feels it is also very important to include aspects that will benefit the community, ie. sports events, theatrical productions, charitable events and educational activities. Long term goals for the project are to increase the tourism shoulder season, create skilled and technical jobs and benefit the tourist based economy of the Black Hills of South Dakota.