The majority of houses
damaged by the
tornado will be leveled and rebuilt from the ground up, county officials
officials said they expected an acceleration of an urban design or "vision" plan
had been preparing before the tornado.
plan had earlier proved difficult, said Assistant Town Manager
Patti Bembe. But now with aid coming from the federal and state governments
and various organizations, the plan could move forward, she said.
Introduced in March 2000,
the plan focuses on remodeling
downtown La Plata to imbue more of an old town charm, Bembe said.