City considering $98,500 in CDBG funds for Kranz Park improvements

During their Oct. 18 meeting, City Commissioner will consider a request for $98,500 of Community Development Block Grant funds for Kranz Park improvements.

The city Park and Recreation Department requested the funds for geotech analysis, sidewalks, an ADA curbcut for accessibility; and installation of a pavilion, play structure and tables in Kranz Park.

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The project is eligible for CDBG funds, which are through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, since the park is in a low to moderate income area and falls within the public facilities and improvements category, according to staff.

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Using CDBG funds for the project leaves other park district and general funds available for other projects, according to staff.