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Boone Town Council Sees Park Plans PDF Print
Written by Gary Childers   
Friday, 23 March 2012 05:43

It was the Boone Town Council’s turn to take a look at potential ways to better Daniel Boone Park and Gardens at Thursday’s Council meeting. Fred Halback, landscape architect, shared information from an ongoing on-line survey of town residents, “People felt like this is the opportunity for Boone to have its Central Park,” and that residents want a 365 day a year area and for the Farmer’s Market to have a permanent place.  Halback presented three design schemes with varying degrees of redesign, cost, and impact to surrounding areas that have evolved based on established goals and public input. Council member Lynne Mason stated her belief that the process should have more public input and, due to potential cost, be phased out over a longer period of time. Halback agreed, “I’ve always considered this would be a long-term project, I always thought this would be phased. The plan that we adopt over the next month may not be the plan you ultimately do.” Halback said that the planning process should create enthusiasm and generate partnerships. Eric Woolridge, Director of Tourism and Planning, told the council that the steering committee for the project will meet again this coming Monday with the goal of coming to consensus on a plan to recommend to the Town Council in April.

 

  
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