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Interpretive panels in the works for former Woodlands site

City council has approved spending $4,000 to design four interpretive panels for the former Woodlands site, today’s Victoria Hill.

The money will also pay to format the text and incorporate visual images in the panels, with the designs done by the city’s planning division. They will be placed on city property next to where the centre block tower of the notorious facility stood before it was demolished Oct. 18, 2011.

A draft of the text was presented to council last week. The panels provide background narratives on the architecture, history, decision making and the voices behind what the province originally built as the Provincial Lunatic Asylum in 1873.

In lieu of retaining the tower, the developers, the Onni Group, agreed to provide $600,000 for the city’s heritage fund, and to build the city-designed panels, install them and landscape the former tower footprint when the project is completed.

The draft panels will be reviewed by the public art advisory committee in May before going to council.

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