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Riverfront Park project advances in Fredericksburg
By ROBYN SIDERSKY
The Fredericksburg City Council last night took action to move forward with plans for the Riverfront Park, coming to a consensus based on proposals from Council members Matt Kelly and Brad Ellis. Kelly proposed that staff take several actions before a plan could be implemented.
- Move forward to complete the land survey on site
- Complete an archaeological survey of the site
- Secure a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Architectural Review Board to demolish an existing building on land that would be part of the park
- Combine nine lots of the project into a single lot
- Have staff make a presentation to the council on findings and regulatory restrictions to the site
- Establish a public information plan that allows for public input outside the normal process
This list would take six to nine months to complete, Cameron estimated.
Ellis suggested a second phase for the project.
The scope of work in a contract with the design firm would be reduced to not include the items from Kelly’s list. Also, the Riverfront Task Force would work with the design firm that the City Council already selected on a concept design for the park.
That design would later be reviewed by the City Council.
Robyn Sidersky: 540/374-5413