Even though Chuck Brown had nothing to do with the Langdon/Woodridge community, the plan to reform a local park right off of RIA in his honor is moving forward. Thanks to reader, Toni, for passing this article from CityPaper along:
This morning at the Wilson Building, Mayor Vince Gray signed into legislation plans to turn a portion of Ward 5′s Langdon Park into Chuck Brown Park and finalized a memorial in honor of the late Godfather of Go-Go. But the renderings released today are dramatically different from the images we saw back in August. The latest plans for Chuck Brown Park turn the site into an outdoor concert destination: “Reminiscent of Roman structures,” the proposal says, “the venue will take the shape of an amphitheater with a semi-circular theatre space defined by rows of magnolia and cherry blossom trees.” The amphitheater, called the Chuck Brown Music Pavilion, is designed for a capacity of more than 900 seated visitors.