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The Green at Prosperity Village

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Part of the Capital Investment Plan​

Prosperity Village Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program

Project phase

Grand opening celebration of The Green at Prosperity Village on Nov. 2, 2019

The community attended a Grand Opening Celebration of The Green on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. View photos from the Nov. 2 grand opening.

 

 Project updates

This project will improve a 1.36-acre site north of the intersection of Benfield Road and DeArmon/Johnston Oehler Road to create a public open space for use by the surrounding community. The site is situated at the dead end of Docia Crossing Road and is positioned to serve as a gateway to the Prosperity Village area. The public space was identified in the Prosperity Hucks Area Plan​ as open space and a greenway connector into the South Core Activity Center.

The Green will provide the community a common space to use for passive recreation, education and community events. The City of Charlotte's initiative to construct 250 place making​ projects across the City in 2019 prompted the launch of this project.

General Services; Planning, Design & Development Placemaking Program; Charlotte Water and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services are all contributing financially to implement the project and its educational components.

Learn more about The Green on the Prosperity Village Area Association website.

  • ​To provide a space for passive recreation, education and community events

Two community meetings were held during the planning phase. If more meetings are scheduled, invitations will be sent and the meetings will be posted on this page and on Citywide Events Calendar. So far, the following outreach activities have occurred or have been scheduled:

  • April 2, 2019 at Crossway Community Church

  • October 20, 2018 at the Prosperity Village Parklet

  • September 13, 2018 during the Prosperity Village Pop-Up Market at Mallard Creek Recreation Center

​$370,000 

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.


Architectural rendering of The Green at Prosperity Village

Architectural rendering of The Green at Prosperity Village. For illustrative purposes only.

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so I will kick this off I'm gonna be
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your master of ceremonies today so we
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try to kick this off so many people are
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involved in this effort but I'll kick
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this of it a few things I have to share
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with you so last year the council and a
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manager funded our placemaking program
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the very first one for the City of
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Charlotte so thank you for that and the
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idea behind that was to create places in
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the community where people can actually
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play and really gather together
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connecting environment for our community
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and so all the time we've leveraged that
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and we continue to do that to create
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opportunities like this right in our
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communities where we can actually have
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partnership between the community and
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the city to achieve opportunities like
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this for all of us that really improve
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overall quality of life as a community
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just yesterday for example we launched a
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bus stop design on the west side I was
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really a comedian for between the india
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association of charlotte to really
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design our bus shelter for a place where
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people could actually feel that they
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belong when they are waiting for bosses
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and today again obviously we are doing a
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community led effort here so really
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happy to see this happen
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now I'm told that we did this on the
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chip and that we really did a very good
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job here when I said on the chip I mean
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that considering that we did not really
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pay a whole lot of consultant and this
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was really an idea and a vision by the
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community and then worked with a design
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folks and construction team from the
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city so this really was a team solid
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effort to make this come to life I like
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it when I see visions come to life and
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this is one example of that there's a
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lot of stories surrounding this and I
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you know I probably will run out of time
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mentioning names this morning of people
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who were involved in this but I will not
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allow me to do
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that is what I just want to say thank
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you to the community thank you to Tim
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Sharla thank you to everyone from the
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planning vision in designing face to the
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construction face to make sure that this
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happened today and thank you to all of
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you for coming really appreciate that
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I'm going to invite councilmember Phipps
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to the podium for a few remarks I think
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I saw him earlier okay he's right behind
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me it's gonna give a few remarks on a
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not be back thank you good morning
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everyone my name is Greg Phipps and I
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happen to to represent this area on
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Charlotte City Council at least for the
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next 30 days because on December the 2nd
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that's when the next City Council will
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be sworn in the new city council so the
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day being November the second I have
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exactly 30 days but it's good to be here
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at this place and prosperity village
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there's so much growth going on yes out
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our other and our rezoning meeting this
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past Monday or so ago we we heard from
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the public speaking one of the speakers
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talked about this studio movie grill
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right here that's coming on strong
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matter of fact they presented everybody
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on the diets with some popcorn so so
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you're here this is in the midst of a
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growing area here and and one of my one
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of the best duties that I've had since
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serving on Charlotte City Council is
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being able to ground break and ribbon
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cut a lot of different projects in this
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district and this is not an exception so
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what I want to do right now before I
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come back on and say a few more remarks
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this I want to introduce really she
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needs no introduction but Mayor Pro Tem
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Julie ISIL to make some remarks she's
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she chairs our transportation and
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planning committee and you know as as I
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won't be back as an elected official I'm
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pretty sure she will after on Tuesday
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but I bring to you now Miss Julie Ison
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Mayor Pro Tem
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that sounded ominous but thank you good
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morning everyone first of all I just
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want to say to give a a big congruent
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thank you to councilmember Greg Phipps
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who really as a district representative
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has cared so passionately about this
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community has been so invested so I want
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to thank you I know it's chilly out here
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but that's not gonna dampen anybody's
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enthusiasm for this celebration of this
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wonderful new addition to the city the
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greens at prosperity village is one of
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those projects that just made sense this
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plot of land 1.36 acres was left over
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right away from owned by the city and we
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had the vision of turning this into a
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space where the community can come
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together so I look around here and I can
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see the barbecues and the birthday
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parties and all the gatherings that
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really bring people together for the
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purpose of getting to know your
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neighbors getting to know your community
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so I just I think it's very exciting a
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lot of people put a lot of work into
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this effort the community put a lot of
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work into this effort and that's usually
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what makes for a great place making so
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with that I want to turn it back over to
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councilmember Phipps and just say
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congratulations on this effort and to
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your new community space thank you so
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this location will be the beating heart
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of our community so as I look out here
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already I can see many of us represented
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here is the the Malick Creek High School
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arts honors program here today they
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should be in this pathway here at least
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that's what my notes say are there some
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where are they are they present today
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okeydoke let's hear it for them all
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right yes okay also we have the I see
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the prosperity village plant swap taking
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care of the different plants er they're
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here represented here today all right
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give it up for them too all right
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so and so it's going to be as a mayor
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pro-tem said this is going to be a hub
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of a lot of great community activities
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so I also see you know that helped
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Shepherd this project here to where we
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are today members of the Prosperity
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Village Area Association
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I see the inaugural president of that
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Association was Theresa Rosa in the
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crowd and also alright yes I also would
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like to recognize mr. will Russell who
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couldn't be with us today but he has his
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lovely wife and daughter representing
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him today are they still here alright
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welcome okay so the green at prosperity
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village is one of seven city lead
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projects being completed through our new
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place making program the program is
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intended to use urban design and place
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making efforts to improve our quality of
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life so I believe our designers and
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engineers definitely achieved that goal
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with this particular facility here today
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so thank you for coming thank you for
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coming out to help us celebrate the
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opening of our brand-new public space so
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this is great I mean you know the shared
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reminds me of a tiny home right here
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that we're looking for for housing
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options in the city and it's nestled you
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know it's just nestled here this is a
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great way to use some of our surplus
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land and I think in our you know the
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vision of all the team the prosperity
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Village area Association in the
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community we're coming up with this plan
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is really awesome so I thank you and and
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I'm gonna turn it over now back over to
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Tahoe for some additional comments thank
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you thank you
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thank you Mayor Pro Tem I constantly
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fiefs you I appreciate that at this time
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I will call coffee to come and share a
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few remarks with you hi my name is
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Katherine pan Cooper I'm a senior at
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Mile Creek High School and the president
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of our National Art Honor Society so I
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designed the art on the walkway and our
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treasurer Marc Faber designed the art on
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the shed as artists it meant a lot to us
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to see the community come together like
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this and like create our designs and put
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it into real life and I just wanted to
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say thank you for a
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Cesar designs in this new space thank
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you Thank You Catherine on your team so
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well the time has finally come for us to
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launch this new public space for our
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community so I'd like to invite the
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following people to join me in cutting
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the ribbon
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Mayor Pro Tem I saw Julie hi Sue consume
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about Greg Pheebs Christie Kennedy Erin
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Chantry Laura Allen shake Irina
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Catherine from Cooper let's move to the
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ribbon
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