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Albuquerque considers family-friendly upgrade for city plaza

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque says it is planning a $5 million makeover for its city plaza, including additions to make the area more family-friendly.

KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2nBbluH ) that the current plans include building a new playground and replacing the fountain, which keeps breaking.

Mayor Richard Berry says the city is considering replacing the damaged fountain with a family-friendly splash pad, possibly with lighting features. He says the city's arts board is also trying to come up with an iconic art piece that can be incorporated into the plaza.

Berry says the city hopes to break ground this summer.

Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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