By: Sharon Aron Baron
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Construction will soon commence on the “Downtown Art Walk” which the city says will help create an attractive, pedestrian-friendly environment in the downtown area.
Improvements include a new water main on the west side of N.W. 31st Court, near Coral Hills Drive and will proceed east to University Drive. Streetscape improvements and water line installations will affect N.W. 31st Court, N.W. 32nd Street, N.W. 94th Avenue, University Drive, and Sample Road.
According to the city, The Art Walk is being funded by the Build America Bonds – Recovery Zone Economic Development Bond Funds of approximately $3.7million dollars in addition to previously required, City-planned water improvement funds of $387,635. Additionally, the Community Redevelopment Agency is holding $75,000 of construction funds for contingency purposes.
Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
“We are in position to use the location and design of the new City Hall to catalyze redevelopment of the downtown,” Mayor Vince Boccard said.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 27 at 9 a.m. at the Bank of America parking lot, located at 3200 N. University Drive, Coral Springs.