Scandinavians may finally get their monument.
The Astoria City Council gave permission Monday night to the Astoria Scandinavian Heritage Association to design a monument at Peoples Park downtown. The monument has been in the works for the past few years, but city concerns about maintenance costs slowed the project.
The heritage association will get help from the Astoria Rotary Club to maintain the park, limiting the city’s expense to about $4,500 a year.
The final design of the monument will be reviewed by the Historic Landmarks Commission and the City Council. The park, off Marine Drive between 15th and 16th streets, will be renamed Scandinavian Heritage Park.
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