Plans for Berry School uncertain

September 22, 2018 by  

The Berry School in Lebanon could become the site of an amphitheater, or park, or some other cultural venue. Discussions about the development are ongoing, with the developer requesting Lebanon move ahead with plans.

The school is on North Broadway, and according to Scott Brunka, Lebanon’s city manager, the city would like to find a way to connect the downtown to the North Broadway Corridor, which leads to the fairgrounds. Installing a venue on the Berry School lawn would enhance the effort, as a developer is considering a restaurant and housing development worth $15m on the stretch of land between Berry School and a portion of the fairgrounds the city is considering buying.

Brunka added that the suggestion that Berry School’s front lawn be transformed into a public space is a part of Lebanon’s Downtown Master Plan. The amphitheater idea has been put forward, but the idea is still in the conceptual state, and no one on either the city council or the school board has decided to go ahead with it as yet. Brunka says officials are considering this proposal in the context of the overall development of the area.

The school, which has been extensively renovated, and was the site of the film ‘Harper Valley PTA’. When officials consider projects like this, they have an opportunity to consider a new logo design for the installation.