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Vacant Lot to Become a Park in Downtown Dover

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Computer rendering of the new park coming to downtown Dover. Computer rendering of the new park coming to downtown Dover.

DOVER, Del.- In March, the city of Dover cut the ribbon on the new Loockerman Plaza. And now a pocket park could be coming just down the street.

"This will be the cherry on the sundae, we will create a pocket park where there was once a dilapidated and vacated building," said Lou Colon with the Downtown Dover Partnership.

Nearby residents say they are glad to see changes coming to the area.

"I think it's awesome, they're doing a great job and I think it looks really nice," Barbara McCleaf said.

Others are hoping the pocket park will be a safe place for children.

"They don't have anything for kids," Dan Cagle said. "That's where they should be concentrating because where the kids go, the parents are going to follow."

The pocket park is only the beginning of the changes in Downtown Dover.

"We're in line for $1 million of transportation enhancement funding which will take the North Street improvements another two blocks west," Colon said.

That money will be used to beautify more of the downtown area. "Continue the burying of the utilities, street paving, sidewalks, curb, brick paver and antique lights which will allow us to hang banners as well," Colon said.

The pocket park is expect to cost $120,000.

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