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Supervisors approve 10 neighborhood projects

Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 17:52:42-04

Neighborhoods around Tucson will see some fixing up as the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to approve 10 neighborhood reinvestment projects on Monday, according to a press release.

The board voted 4-0 to approve more than $1.5 million of funding recommended by the Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Committee. Supervisor Ray Carroll was not able to attend the meeting.

The funding for the projects comes from the 1997 and 2004 voter-approved bond plans.

The projects include pedestrian safety and street lights in the Santa Cruz southwest neighborhood with a funding amount of $292,788. A walking path in the Sunnyside neighborhood costing $113,500, street lights in Midvale Park costing $137,025 and parks and recreation improvements to Menlo Park amounting to $54,599. Solar street lights worth $90,000 will be added to the Elvira neighborhood and a new restroom for the park in the Sunset Villa neighborhood will be added with a funding amount of $159,250. 

A pedestrian bridge will be constructed in the Naylor neighborhood on the east side of Belvedere Avenue between Sylvana and 26th streets worth $229,000. More pedestrian street and safety lights will be added to the County Glenn neighborhood totaling $191,300 in funding. 

There will be a project dedicated to land acquisition for a park in South Tucson and the addition of two HAWK (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacon) signals that will cost $200,000. Basketball court refinishing and the addition of two shade structures will cost $87,431.

In total, the funding will cost $1,554,893.