Community Redevelopment & Renewal Grants Update

Last Updated 9/20/2023In Latest City News, City Council, Homepage

At the City Council meeting held on September 18, 2023, Assistant to the City Manager, Matthew Pierce, presented the latest information regarding the grants being sought/received by the City.

EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant

  • Awarded $500,000 in 2022 (2022-2026)
  • Identify “brownfields” and return to productive use.
  • Area plans along Monroe Street and W. Front Street.

Rural & Tribal Assistance Pilot Program

  • Applied in August 2023 for $240,000
  • Intersection study (engineering, design) of Garner Bagnal and Shelton Avenue.
  • Safer for pedestrians, better for motorists

RAISE Federal DOT grant

  • Applying Q1 2024
  • $13,000,000-$15,000,000
  • Redevelopment of S. Center & Shelton Avenue

                Linear Park (path portion)

                Amity Hill Road Realignment

                Crossing of GB & Shelton


                Land acquisition

Thriving Communities Program

  • Awaiting NOFO
  • Two-year, up to $1.8M
  • Community capacity toward fixing community challenges

                Food deserts

                Personal transportation

                Housing needs

Call for Participants / Request for Council Input

The City is seeking suggestions / volunteers to provide guidance and input in the following areas:

  • Shelton Avenue
  • South Statesville
  • W. Front Street
  • Monroe Street

If you live, work, worship, or play in these areas and are interested in helping, please contact Matthew Pierce.

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