It didn’t come as a surprise, but they weren’t exactly planning for it either. Renovations for Columbus Square Park have been delayed due do a state funding rule that requires the city to hire an archaeologist to make sure the site isn’t – you know, hiding anything of historical significance.
“The city has dealt with this before. It’s not unusual with these type of projects,” says Ilene Wilder, President of the Columbus Square Advisory Council. “We’re working with the city and just waiting for the archaeology report now.”
Columbus Square Park is hoping to break ground in fall 2017 or spring 2018. In the meantime they will continue to push forward with several fundraisers including a flea market on April 22nd.
The next Columbus Square Advisory Council Meeting will be on April 20 at 7pm at the Columbus Square Rec Center.