Burton Breidert Village Green, known simply as Breidert Green, is referred to by locals as the epicenter of downtown Frankfort. It's place for Concerts on the Green, ceremonies and everything in between. It's the main stage for events, but it's getting old.
Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland the idea of renovations has been discussed for several months. While no plan is firmly in place, the facility does need updating. It's more than 20 years old and the stage floor is warped. The electrical needs updating and the roof line should be extended at least 4 feet to keep the entertainers out of the rain.
At the moment, the village has a plan that would cost about $100,000 in materials to rebuild the stage in the same architectural style and color. The input gathered so far from homeowners associations and businesses in the area seems to favor a plan that would provide updates, while maintaining the charm of the downtown district.
"We need more storage space. We have more and more activities there," said Holland. And the roof line needs to be extended for the sake of the performers but also as a spot to reconfigure the lighting. At the moment, the lighting is aimed at the audience rather than the stage. Without an extension, there is no room to hang stage lighting fixtures.
Holland said the village expects to keep the cost low because the staff would be responsible for construction.
The mayor said, "We'll see what happens at the public hearing," and take steps accordingly.
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