A temporary, artificial ice rink will be installed in front of City Hall and will be available for several weeks after the tree lighting ceremony on Friday. The synthetic surface allows the use of regular ice skates.
The rink came up during a discussion at the last Redevelopment Agency meeting about the property along Augusta Street and East Milton Avenue, which probably will be used for parking for at least two years.
Landmark Companies will let the city use the parcel for parking until it obtains other parts of the block, City Administrator and Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier said.
Landmark has purchased several parcels along Main Street, including the Wenson Associates building on the corner of East Milton.