District leaders celebrated the birthday of the "Godfather of Go-Go" by breaking ground on the new Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
Construction of the park in Northeast D.C. should get underway in just a few weeks.
The memorial will stand as a tribute to Brown's music.
The original plan was to build a large 900-seat amphitheater at the site. But after concerns from neighbors, the project was scaled back.
District officials say that a ribbon cutting on the memorial should take place in less than a year.
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