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Mississippi city working on plans for its new downtown park

September 30, 2018

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is changing plans for a downtown site after finding it was too expensive to build a farmers’ market with a pavilion.

The Vicksburg Post reports the new plan is to develop a park. Vicksburg city officials voted last week to seek bids for the project, which is estimated to cost about $127,000.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says bids for a farmers’ market ranged from $600,000 to $700,000. He says the city wants an option that requires little maintenance.

Russ Markle, an architect from a Jackson firm, says the plan for a park includes a meandering sidewalk, a stage for performing arts and green space for activities.

Flaggs says the park will have benches that show the names of people instrumental in developing Vicksburg.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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