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New park planned for Court Street

A new park is planned for Court Street, where an empty, tree-shaded lot currently stands beside the junction with Dundonald Street.

The concept for Court Street Park was approved today by the City of Hamilton, according to mayor Graeme Outerbridge.

The design is more scaled down than the art and craft fair envisaged after the lot was purchased under the previous City administration.

Mr Outerbridge said the Corporation hoped to have the new project completed “within the next 15 months or so”.

The allotment, northwest of the junction, is next to the Emmanuel Baptist Church meeting hall and lies below street level.

Sketches of a new design concept show a stepped terrace against the Court Street side of the park, with a water feature and paved footpaths at the bottom.

Mr Outerbridge said: “During a meeting held last week, the City of Hamilton Council approved concepts and gave approval to the City Engineer to move to the drawing of plans stage for the property located on the northwest corner of Court and Dundonald Streets. We anticipate getting costs for this project in time for the figures to be included in the 2014 budget.”

Plans are to be shared as the project takes shape.

“We know the redesign of the property will enhance the area and provide an additional recreational space for the residents, businesses and shoppers,” Mr Outerbridge said.

“This project falls under the purview of the Property Committee, which is now chaired by Alderman Carlton Simmons. The Council is happy with the concept drawings which has created the vision of what the space will look like when the work has been completed.”

Set to become a park: The land on the corner of Court and Dundonald Streets, Hamilton

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Published October 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm (Updated October 17, 2013 at 12:44 am)

New park planned for Court Street

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