Crews prepare land in Youngstown for amphitheater construction

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The City of Youngstown is getting closer to building a new amphitheater downtown.

For weeks, dump trucks have been hauling dirt and other materials to the site of the old Wean United plant, which was torn down last year.

The city’s board of control approved using over $1 million in grant money to pay for the work as part of the effort to prepare the land for construction.

“We have to get this done first before we can move forward with our earth work and our construction on the amphitheater site,” said Director of Public Works Charles Shasho.

Once this part of the project is complete, the Wean property will have a “soil cap” two feet deep, separating the ground where the plant once stood and where the new facilty will be built.

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