Project Description: This prime real estate in the center city is being positively proposed to be partially converted to a civic park that can host concerts, community events and the farmer's market. This new 7th Street Park, which will still retain parking, will give residents and employees of downtown a place to relax, catch up on emails via using the downtown Wi-Fi or attend a civic event. With the library directly across the street, this space is premier for an outdoor classroom. In addition, the weekly farmer's market at the park provides residents, including lower income residents in adjacent neighborhoods, a source of healthy, affordable, foods within walking/biking distance.
Through Partnership With Stellar Communities: The city will facilitate design and installation of the park and parking lot. The park includes a permanent sheltered structure, recessed lawn and splash pad.
Project Budget: $2,000,000
Local Match: $1,250,000
Local Funding Source: TIF