The community selected to move forward with option 1, where the City will bid out for design/build contractor services and City staff will work directly with the contractor on any design and build decisions. We anticipate construction this summer to rehabilitate the pavilion site.
Additional information regarding the rehabilitation and options presented can be found on the Public Process Tab under Meeting #3.
Join us at the next Leon Young Memorial Committee Meeting on April 3 at 5:30 pm at Hillside Community Center
- Identify and select a project site
- Maintain Leon Young’s legacy working with youth
- Effectively use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on Hillside community needs
- Improve park service levels for the park
- Commit CDBG funds by the end of March 20
Both the Legacy Loop and Envision Shooks Run plans prioritize this area for infrastructure upgrades. Due to anticipated improvements to the Shooks Run area and lack of opportunities for activation, PRCS did not feel it was appropriate to completely demolish and replace the pavilion at its exact location at this time.
PRCS offered multiple ways to invest CDBG dollars for the community to consider:
February – June 2018
A separate committee will be formed to explore a memorial for Leon Young. This process will be separate from the rehabilitation of the Leon Young Pavilion at South Shooks Run Park and will identify opportunities to incorporate a memorial at the site.
Committee kick-off meeting; February 12 at 5:30 pm at Hillside Community Center.
Next committee meeting: Wed, April 3 at 5:30 pm at Hillside Community Center
On August 21 the City hosted an information session to share current and planned projects in the Hillside Community, including the Leon Young Pavilion; Community Development Block Grant Programs and 2019 project funding opportunities; and, Council President Skorman and Council Member Strand hosted a community discussion on homelessness issues and the recent riparian ordinance that prohibits camping within 100 feet of creeks and other waterways.
Public Planning Meeting #1
On September 12 the City hosted a Hillside Community Project and Leon Young Pavilion planning meeting and design charrette.
Public Planning Meeting #2
On November 1 this City hosted a meeting to discuss the outcome of the September meeting with a proposed location and design options.
- View Meeting Agenda
- View Meeting Minutes
- View Comment Results
- View Community Development Powerpoint
- View Pictures
Public Planning Meeting #3
On January 23 the City hosted a meeting to discuss the action plan moving forward.