Shannon McLeod, grant writer from Priority Project Resources appeared at Monday’s City Council meeting for the second public hearing for phase II of River Park Square.
McLeod highlighted several features in phase II including a sensory garden, natural playground, pavilion, permanent corn-hole, Veterans Memorial Plaza and a synthetic ice-skating rink in season. ADA compliant sidewalks and additional angle parking on Garro Street are included in this Stellar Communities project.
Mike Hite the Plymouth Park Superintendent told council members they relocated to pavilion and enlarged it
Park Superintendent Michael Hite told council members they slightly altered the location to allow for a larger pavilion so they can put the ice rink under the pavilion to save on construction costs and maintenance costs.
McLeod said the total cost of the project is $700,000. The city is applying for grant funds from OCRA in the amount of $560,000. The local match required is $140,000.
During the public hearing there were no comments.
Plans are to submit the application in mid to late April. Bids for the project will be let in July and construction will begin in the fall and be completed in the spring of 2022.