Modesto officials will hold a public meeting Wednesday evening to discuss a storm-water project that involves remaking about half of Roosevelt Park, with the proposed changes including baseball and-or soccer fields or open space.
The meeting is 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Roosevelt Junior High, 1330 College Ave.
The city plans on building an underground storm-water basin on the park's western side along Bronson Avenue. Officials have said the project would not affect the park's tennis courts and playground.
But the project includes removing about 10 trees and remaking the walking paths and putting baseball and-or soccer fields, open space or perhaps something else on top of the basin. But trees cannot be planted because their roots could damage the basin.
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City officials will go over the results of the surveys in which they asked the public to weigh in on the park changes. Several thousand surveys were mailed to residents near the park, and the survey was available online. The city received about 400 responses.
But Modesto had not confirmed the time and date of Wednesday's meeting before mailing out the surveys so it could not include that information with the surveys. The city expects to hold another public meeting regarding the project.