Wooster Green Dedication Set for June 1st

Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards has announced plans for a dedication ceremony in June for the gazebo at the developing Wooster Green site, as work begins at the property.

Edwards made the announcement during his official report at Monday's city council meeting.

The Wooster Green property, located at the corner of South Church and West Wooster streets, was the former site of the Bowling Green Junior High School.

The Wooster Green Steering Committee in August approved a design for the development of the site, which will include a gazebo.

During Monday's meeting, council approved a $75,000 appropriation for work at the site, paying for the gazebo, and some initial site improvements. Municipal Administrator Joe Fawcett said on Tuesday those monies are donations that were made to the Wooster Green project and held by the Downtown BG Foundation. The monies are then provided to the city when work is ready to be done.

Edwards noted during his report that a donation from a single family paid "for the entire gazebo."

Some of the work being funded by that appropriation, in addition to the gazebo, included the preparation of the walk and pad leading up to the gazebo, some initial plantings around the structure, and some lighting elements.

Edwards said an event for the site is scheduled for June 1 at 4 p.m. "when we dedicate the gazebo. If you look at the Wooster Green today, you will see some signs of activity."

Edwards also offered praise for Council President Michael Aspacher's role in the project, working with Poggemeyer Design Group and Public Works Director Brian Craft.

"They don't want to wait to the last minute ... so they're taking advantage of relatively good weather and getting things underway there."    READ MORE...

Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:24 pm | Updated: 9:36 am, Wed Mar 21, 2018.