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Public Notification for Mordecai Historic Park Interpretative Center

posted Nov 2, 2010, 7:41 PM by Reid Serozi   [ updated Nov 29, 2010, 9:13 AM ]
ATTENTION: Public Notification for Mordecai Historic Park Interpretative Center

A public meeting will be held on

November 30, 2010 @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church
824 North Bloodworth Street

The interpretive center was included in the 2007 City of Raleigh Parks
and Recreation Bond. Budgeted at $1.5 million, the project was
included in the 2010-11 Capital Improvement Project budget. In
September, the Raleigh City Council authorized City staff to negotiate
a contract with Clearscapes for the planning, design, and construction
for the first phase of the center. The project will be a
5,000-square-foot visitor’s center to be used for interpretive
displays, offices and educational space. Initial work will begin with
a master plan amendment to determine the location of the new center.
Phase one of the project will be followed by design and construction.
Construction is estimated to begin in 2012.

According to Shawsheen Baker, project manager for the City of Raleigh,
the task of finding an appropriate location for the center is a
challenge.

“It’s an historic park and we need to respect its legacy,” she said.
“The park already has a number of buildings on it and we don’t want
the center to compete with the grand Mordecai House. We want the
center to be obvious, but not distracting.”

The public is invited to comment on the proposed location for the
center at the Nov. 30 meeting. The proposed location will go to the
Council’s Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board for review
before going to the City Council for review and adoption in March of
2011.

Comments and questions are welcome and may be sent to: parkplan@raleighnc.gov

Please specify Mordecai Historic Park Interpretive Center in the
subject line or call 996-4774 for more information

Your Community Parks Representatives are Dana Deaton and David Plotner
with the Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council. 

Contact: parks@mordecaicac.org or (919) 295-0135
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