Fountain Place getting makeover

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Trees were removed from the Fountain Place landscape Tuesday to make way for repair work on fountains which have been out of commission for at least two years in the Capital Plaza shopping/office area.

A construction crew was at work this week, restoring the fountains which adorn the center of Fountain Place. Officials say the work is a part of the upkeep for Capital Plaza stores and businesses located between the Holiday Inn and the Farnham Dudgeon Civic Center.

Several trees, which had been in planters surrounding the fountains, were taken out, said Mike Cornette, executive director of the Capital Plaza Operations. The trees were removed because most had grown too large for their concrete planters and were a maintenance problem, Cornette said.

Another fountain located in front of the entrance to the Capital Plaza tower on Mero Street also is under repair.

Cornette said the goal of the tree removal and fountain repair is to enhance Fountain Place. More trees - likely a type of evergreen - will be planted in the future, he said.

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