Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Plans for Slack Plaza take shape

A neighbor alerted me to a meeting in Slack Plaza yesterday. The Charleston Gazette has the story this morning.
If Charleston Mayor Danny Jones has his way at Slack Plaza, the fountain will be filled and turned into a planter bed, trees will be planted to replace the Bradford pears recently cut down, and the low retaining wall along the north side will be eliminated.

But others, led by City Councilman Charlie Loeb, want to hire a landscape architect who would totally the redesign the urban park between Summers and Laidley streets.

In an informal meeting Monday morning, Jones outlined his vision for the park to people he recently appointed to a special Slack Plaza committee. About a dozen people — City Council members, city employees, the head of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and other interested people — met Jones in the middle of the plaza.

The plans say nothing about having more police in the area.

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Blogger Stanton said...

Oh, don't you worry: Mayor Jones WILL have his way.

10:22 AM  
Blogger catpillar said...

I wonder how the fountain gave offense.

6:22 PM  

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