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Jan 7, 2013 8:37 AM by AP

Baton Rouge park makeover nears completion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Construction in Repentance Park in downtown Baton Rouge is nearing completion.

The park, which is adjacent to Galvez Plaza and bordered by City Hall and the Louisiana Arts and Sciences Museum, has been under construction since last February. It was initially expected to be completed in September, but weather issues and some unexpected underground obstructions led to delays.

Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District, says construction will wrap up in about two weeks.

The park has also been reshaped to include a hill rolling downward from the Old State Capitol.

The $3.5 million project is being paid for with state sales tax rebate that can only be used for downtown riverfront projects.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

 

 

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