Raleigh's renovated Moore Square on track for April opening

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- We are getting a better idea when Moore Square will morph into a new space and reopen to the public. City officials say the project should be done in April.

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The renovation is slightly behind schedule because of wet weather in the spring and summer.

The area remains closed, and crews are working seven days a week.

The project includes an interactive water fountain where children can play, new restrooms, and a cafe. There is additional seating for folks to sit and hang out.

"I think it'll add a whole new breath of life to downtown," said Nick Johnson. "I'm excited about it. Everywhere you turn in downtown Raleigh, there's a new something or other going on."

"It (the park) never changes so I think change will be a little bit of a good difference," Amari McLoud said.

Moore Square was designed in 1792 and is one of Raleigh's five original squares.

The city investing $12.5 million for the revamp and officials said spending is within budget.