NORFOLK -- Work continues on The Plot in downtown Norfolk and volunteers are needed this weekend and next to get the park-like project finished in time for OpSail in June.

The Plot is a vacant 2-acre lot at Granby and Main streets. A hotel had been planned for the site but that project fell through.

The temporary makeover is being done by the Downtown Norfolk Council and volunteers. The site showcases reclaimed materials to create space for live entertainment, vendors, public art and a basketball court.

'This weekend we will have volunteers working on cobblestones, painting the signage and then the following week we will begin planting,' spokesperson Ariel Durall told

If you're interested in helping, call the Council's office at 623-1757.

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