Hagerstown Planning Commission Briefs

January 16, 2018

Thomas Kennedy Park

The Hagerstown Planning Commission on Jan. 10 approved the site plan to construct Thomas Kennedy Park.

The $330,000 project will be across from Congregation B’nai Abraham to honor Kennedy, a Washington County state lawmaker who pushed for the right of Jewish people to hold public office in the 19th century.

The park will be approximately 75 feet wide by 109 feet deep.

It will be built on city-owned Massey property at 50 E. Baltimore St., where two blighted buildings were demolished about two years ago.

The proposal includes a bronze statue of Kennedy on a 3-foot-high granite pedestal in the middle of a plaza. The plaza will measure approximately 30 feet in diameter.

From: The Herald-Mail