A touch of Korea coming to Killeen

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A touch of Korean architecture could soon appear near the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

The Killeen City Council has been asked to approve the placement of a Korean pagoda there just to the north of the Killeen Community garden.

Killeen Sister Cities, Osan had applied for an Arts Commission grant to assist with the construction of the pagoda because it is ” artistic in nature and details elements of Korean culture through the design and materials used in the construction.”

The City of Osan in Korea is Killeen’s international Sister City.

The Sister Cities organization would cover the maintenance and upkeep, electric utility costs for light and insurance.

The only cost to the city would be staff time at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center to reserve the pagoda for functions and events that would take place there.

The plan calls for a ten year lease agreement with the Killeen Sister Cities, Osan organization.

The goal of having the pagoda there is to bring cultural awareness to the community.

Though the design is Korean, the facility will have an Americans with Disabilities Act accessible sidewalk and ramp.

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