Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Keep Longview Beautiful is eyeing a 9-acre tract of land at the intersection of Spur 63 and Texas 31 in which to invest a $270,000 grant the city received for its beautification efforts.
Dionne Lott, first vice president of the Keep Longview Beautiful Board of Directors, said a plan to use the grant money was presented to the board and approved unanimously Tuesday, the first of many steps needed to make the dream of a community gathering place at the intersection a reality.
“What we would like to do is have a common area or a plaza there. It will be right next to the arboretum, and we are hoping it will be an entry way into that,” Lott said. “Also, the Grace Creek bike trail will be extending through there. We are hoping it will be somewhere that the whole community will gather and will use.”
Lott said the specific look and use of the land would continue to be discussed as the project is developed.
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