|City Receives First Grant for Sweeney Open Space Park|
Published: Friday, 04 October 2013 01:24
The City of Alameda announced Monday that it has received its first grant for development of the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The grant will provide a plan for environmental investigation, which is the first step in making the open space available for public use. A second grant received will fund 0.4 miles of paths, way-finding signs, trees, and a bio swale for a section of the Belt Line's Cross Alameda Trail.
The Targeted Site Investigation grant of $60,000 from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control will be used to create a work plan for environmental investigation at the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The resulting report will guide the park's development.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission awarded the second grant of $792,608 from Measure B/Vehicle Registration Fee Bike/Pedestrian Funds. The City's required matching amount of $200,000 comes from Citywide Development Fees for a total award of $992,608. These funds will be used for the design and construction of a section of the Beltline's Cross Alameda Trail which runs along Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway between Poggi and Webster streets.