The community is invited to share their ideas, suggestions and concerns for the future of Hospital Ground, one of St. Thomas’s most historic neighborhoods.
Discussions will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday following brief remarks from Gov. Kenneth Mapp. The governor has urged residents to take an active role in the design workshops, saying important decisions will be made in regard to renovating Lionel Roberts Stadium, developing a permanent site for Carnival celebrations, creating fish and farmers’ markets, rehabilitating Winston Raymo Recreation Center and generally revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood.
Accordng to a news release from the governor’s office, the design workshops will be held at the Strive Center in the Department of Human Services Complex behind Lionel Roberts Stadium. All sessions are open to the public and a light lunch will be served to participants.
The schedule calls for a tour of the area following the governor’s remarks on Wednesday, returning to the Strive Center at 1 p.m. for the first of three design sessions. The day’s progress will be reviewed at between 6 and 7:30 p.m. for those unable to participate during regular working hours.
Design workshops continue Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ideas from community members will be compiled into a final presentation at 10 a.m. Friday.
The Hospital Ground charrette is being hosted by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation.
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