Nearly six months after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., during a Latin dance party, the space, which has become increasingly symbolic for the LGBT community locally and worldwide, is set to become a memorial.
The city of Orlando reached a deal Monday to buy the LGBT nightclub property for $2.25 million, and the City Council will vote on whether to approve the decision within the next few weeks. The plan is to eventually turn the space into a memorial to remember the 49 victims the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
“This location is now a permanent part of Orlando’s history. It’s the site of the most tragic event that has ever occurred in the City of Orlando,” Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a statement. “We want our entire community to be a part of this site. With the City owning the property, we can engage in a public process to determine the future of the Pulse property and building.” READ MORE.