The City of Brentwood announced that work will begin on Saturday for its long-awaited gazebo in city park.
A portion of city park was blocked off this week along with a project banner placed on the fence to allow residents to see what the project will look like upon completion.
The work will begin around 9:00 am.
The project was originally approved back in June of 2016 when Mayor Bob Taylor requested support from the City Council and was aimed to be volunteer driven. The council decided that city staff will help facilitate the project but will otherwise remain hands off and no city funds would be used.
Ultimately, the project stalled as it went to the Parks and Recreation Commission who voted 5-0 against placing the gazebo in City Park while sharing concerns in processes being followed and that their opinions were not been taken into consideration.
At the December 8, 2016 City Council meeting, the Parks and Recreation Commission cited they did not have the “nostalgia” that most of the City Council have as “old time Brentwood residents” who were involved in the original gazebo. They also said the project did not fit in the proposed location along with the architecture fighting one another and in a heavily used area of the park. The council agreed to look at a new location.
In the spring of 2017, the council agreed on a location behind the rose garden at City Park.