Grant: $360,730 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Jul. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The City of Springfield, MO proposes to utilize the CDBG-R funding to provide approximately 16,200 linear feet of sidewalk reconstruction in CDBG income eligible neighborhoods. The areas were chosen because of the deteriorated condition of the sidewalks in these century-old neighborhoods and the low to moderate income status of the residents. More than 51 percent of the people living in the project area are of low to moderate income, a segment of the population that is heavily impacted by the recession. Also, construction jobs have been lost in a disporportional percentage of the job market. The City estimates that 10 to 12 construction jobs will be utilized for at least 90 days to implement the program. In addition, a significant amount of materials produced in the USA will be purchased. Economic efficiency will be promoted by providing basic services that facilitate pedestrian activity. Another benefit is that the program will provide long-term economic benefits in transportation and environmental protection by reconstructing a public facility that will promote walking, improve health through exercise, and reduce automoblie impact on the environment. The sidewalks in the neighborhoods are used for walking to and from school, shopping, bus stops, interaction, and for recreation. The essential services will be facilitated for many years with new sidewalks to replace the deteriorated facilities. Finally, energy independence is fostered by encouraging walking instead of auto travel for short trips.
Project Description: The City of Springfield, MO has incurred pre-award costs to complete the amendment to the consolidated plan that have not been drawn down in IDIS. Currently, we are preparing to advertise for bids for the sidewalk reconstruction project.
Jobs Summary: The city estimates that 10 to 12 construction jobs will be utilized for at least 90 days to implement the program. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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