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.”
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.