Coral Springs wants public comments on spending $820,078 in federal funds
Coral Springs, Florida – Coral Springs spends $820,078 in federal funds in the next fiscal year to improve life for people living in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
City officials are looking for public comment on their spending plan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide a “suitable living environment” and “decent housing,” and expand “economic opportunities” for people in communities mostly along the Sample Road corridor from Coral Ridge Drive to Rock Island Road.
According to a city document, the projects include improving sidewalks, making home repairs, offering scholarships for youth to play in local sports, and creating free programs for senior citizens.
Community Development Block Grant program will spend $161,633 of the total amount to pay for city staff to administer the projects and plans.
– NW 89th Drive sidewalk replacement – $65,000 – to remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete between Royal Palm Boulevard and Forest Hills Boulevard.
– Royal Palm Boulevard sidewalk replacement – $95,000 – to remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete between the 8400 and 9100 blocks of Royal Palm Boulevard.
– NW 35th Court sidewalk replacement – $90,000 – to remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete between Riverside Drive and Woodside Drive.
– NW 40th Street design – $30,000 – to create the design, survey, and cost estimate for work done between University Drive and Riverside Drive.
– Home repair – $207,220 – to provide home repair assistance to homeowners.
– Youth scholarship program – $50,000 – to provide scholarships for youth to play in city recreation programs, including high-touch tech science, baseball, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, tennis, mad science, and sticky fingers.
– Senior recreation and functional training – $44,000 – to provide free classes to seniors who live in Coral Springs, including circuit training and functional training. Classes are held at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park and the Aquatic Complex.
– Senior recreation and therapeutic program – $27,225 – to provide free classes to seniors who live in Coral Springs, including arts and crafts, dancercise, line dancing, tai chi, and yoga. Classes are held at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park.
– Forest Hills Park ADA compliant restrooms/storage replacement – $50,000 – to remove existing materials and replace doors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, walls, flooring, partitions, and counters that are in compliance with ADA standards and increase safety for residents.
The public comment period on the projects ends Oct. 4. To comment on the projects, call the city’s Community Development Division at 954-344-1161.