- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont officials have unveiled a plan to renovate a city park following concerns about violence in the area.

The Burlington Department of Planning and Zoning says they plan to install a new fountain, public restrooms, realign paths and fix drainage issues at City Hall Park.

Mayor Miro Weinberger tells WCAX-TV the renovation will increase the public’s use of the park and improve safety. His comments come a week after a stabbing at the park sent a man to a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Officials say the project will cost close to $3 million. The park design will need approval from the parks commission, the City Council and the development review board before building begins.

Planners hope for construction to begin in the spring of 2019.

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