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October 6, 2006

Herschel Park update

As a result of legislation introduced by City Council President Michael Corrigan, we have all the funding in place for the Herschel Street Reforestation Project! The bill was passed the beginning of August and now we can move forward with the next steps in this project.

We have a deadline to meet for the State funding as well as hospitable planting conditions and have set forth the following timeline:

City Funding in placeAugust 31, 2006
First Review of Plans September, 2006
Final Plans Prepared October, 2006
Bids out November, 2006
Award contracts, Begin Demolition December, 2006
Commence Contract Work January, 2007
Volunteer Planting February, 2007
Press Event March/April, 2007

The final plans for the park will be available at the next neighborhood meeting.

11/6/2006 UPDATE:
The schedule has been modified to avoid neighborhood disruptions during the holiday season. Demolition will now begin January 15th, and land grading and installation will begin February 5th.

November 17, 2006

Herschel Park plans

Things are moving along quickly for the Herschel Park project. The project will begin in January. The attached plans for the project were distributed at the last neighborhood meeting.

Herschel Park project plans (3.7 MB)

January 5, 2007

Herschel Park project begins on January 15th

The Herschel Park project begins on January 15th. Postcards to area residents were sent out last week. If you did not receive a postcard, please send request one through the contact link in the upper right hand corner of the home page.

News coverage has also started. Jim Piggott of Channel 4 did a story on the project last night.

An additional story by Sandy Strickland should appear in the Florida Times-Union very soon.

January 11, 2007

Florida Times-Union article regarding Herschel Park project

Additional media coverage of the Herschel Park project was in the January 10th edition of the Florida Times-Union. To read the article, click here.

June 11, 2007

Trees delivered end of this week!

While things have been slow going for the last several weeks, looks like the major bumps are out of the way and trees will be delivered by the end of this week. According to the project manager, Herschel Park should be completed by the end of June.

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