City News

Posted on: February 27, 2017

Recovery grant funding assists Community Clinic in renovations

A dedication and ribbon cutting was held recently at the Community Clinic recognizing their renovations to improve the facility’s interior and exterior. Funding for this project was through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program, with $101,855 going towards the rehabilitation activities. The Clinic received assistance to upgrade and repair the facility following the heavy use it received in the tornado aftermath.    

Outside the Clinic, the public will notice the parking lot was sealed and received a new overlay. Visitors entering the clinic will see several improvement to the interior, including a fresh coat of paint throughout the building, new flooring, and remodeling of the Reception Area, Discharge Room, Triage Room, and upstairs Conference Room.

“This is just one of many projects included in the $158 million recovery funding program that addresses an identified need for our community,” said Troy Bolander, Director of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Services. “Planning, coordinating and implementing each project takes much collaboration and coordination. All of this takes a great deal of time, however we’re to the point that the public is going to see a lot of construction over the next couple of years.”

Currently, plans are being developed for a new senior citizen facility that will be located just east of Mercy Park. Trails are being developed in the area near Mercy Park and looping through areas to reach Main Street, and Main Street construction is set to begin in the next couple of weeks. Bids for 20th Street construction will soon be sought, with construction on this project starting later this year.

“The work is ongoing and will continue through 2019,” said Bolander. “A lot of the work will be focused on infrastructure projects, however many elements are included in these, such as sidewalks, trails, lighting and some streetscaping.”

 To learn more about the various projects, and to track their progress, the public can access a dashboard with all projects listed along with the locations, scope of work, costs and timelines by clicking on the link below.

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