Youngstown Board of Control signs $8M pact for amphitheater project

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s board of control signed an $8 million contract today to have Brock & Associates Builders Inc. construct the downtown amphitheater and riverfront park.

Brock of North Lima had the lowest of seven proposals for the project, said Charles Shasho, deputy director of public works.

The company will start work about June 1 with the goal of having it open by summer 2019, he said.

The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater and the riverfront park will be built on 12 acres along the Mahoning River from the South Avenue Bridge to just wet of Hazel Street at the former Wean United site.

The Youngstown Foundation paid $3 million to the city for naming rights to the amphitheater.

Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said he received a request from the Raymond John Wean Foundation to discuss possible naming rights for the park, but nothing has been finalized.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and

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