Upgrades Could be Coming Soon for Charter School, Nature Trail, and Sidewalks

Coral Springs Business Plan Includes Everglades Greenway Loop, Nature Trail, Fitness Park

Sawgrass Trailhead at Atlantic Boulevard. {Sharon Aron Baron}

By Bryan Boggiano

Funding for an Everglades loop, the Coral Springs Charter School, and security upgrades could be coming soon. 

At their Wednesday workshop, the city commission discussed their preliminary legislative action plan, which included funding for various citywide projects.

The city plans to request $3.4 million in state funding for seven different projects in 2023, according to a preliminary funding request form. 

The funding will help cover the $52 million price tag that the projects cost together, according to city documents. 

Funding Items:

Everglades Greenway Loop– The city plans to request $800,000. The project’s total cost is $8,000,000. The project includes a 10-mile Everglades loop that will be a multi-use space for bikers, pedestrian traffic, and nature enthusiasts. 

Coral Springs Business Plan Includes Everglades Greenway Loop, Nature Trail, Fitness Park

Sawgrass Trailhead at Atlantic Boulevard. {Sharon Aron Baron}

Charter School Enhancements-.The city plans to request $800,000. The project’s total cost is $40,000,000. The 20-year-old building housing the charter school needs various repairs, including roofing, interior class renovations, storage space, and science lab renovations. City officials are also looking into relocating the school and constructing a new building. 

Upgrades Could be Coming Soon for Charter School, Nature Trail, and Sidewalks

Sidewalk Improvements– The city plans to request $500,000. The total cost is $1,000,000. The sidewalk improvements will occur in various parts of the city, including the downtown area. The city notes this will mitigate numerous safety issues. 

Nature Trail Preserve– The total requested money is $500,000 out of the project’s total $1,000,000 price tag. The project entails an elevated wooden walking path running through Kiwanis Park. The trail will feature native trees and vegetation. The trail will also offer outside activity space and various programs and activities. 

City Security Initiatives– The city would request $200,000 for security upgrades out of the total $400,000 cost. The project would enhance city security measures, including lockdown for the Fire Academy, Bollards for a City building, and exterior lighting improvements for the city’s water plant. 

City Drainage Infrastructure– The city would request $500,000 of the total $1,600,000 needed for all infrastructure updates. The project will reestablish swale storage and conveyance in the neighborhood to eliminate street flooding. It would also provide mitigation in the event of a three-day, 100-year flood event. 

Parks and Recreation Security Initiatives– The city plans to request $100,000 of the $200,000 needed for all security upgrades. The safety initiative will focus on placing cameras and devices throughout city parks.

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