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Mayor Announces Approval Of Three Grants To City (June 9, 2000)
Jimmy Weekleys office announced today the approval of three grants to the
city of Key West for enhanced boating safety and accessibility and for
matching grants, funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
under its boating improvement program, will provide for construction of a boat
ramp at 11th Street and for extension of the launch ramp and dock at
City Marina at the Garrison Bight.
$44,000 approved for the 11th Street project will be matched by the
county to complete the total cost of the project. $56,000 was approved for the City Marina project.
The city will provide $4,000 in engineering services and
$16,000 in cash to complete the $76,000 total cost of the project at
am pleased that these two projects that contribute to both boating accessibility
and safety have been approved, Mayor Weekley said. They will benefit both residents who use our waterways and
South Florida Community-Urban Resources Partnership program approved $22,262 for
the White Street Landscape Enhancement Project. Last year SFCURP approved a similar landscaping project for
Bahama Village which will be set in motion this summer.
Street project involves the planting of appropriate palm trees, small native
trees and colorful shrubs on existing green strips and in appropriate cutouts
along both sides of the White Street business and residential corridor between
Eaton Street and Atlantic Boulevard.
Plantings will also occur along the block of Atlantic between White
Street and Steven Avenue on the Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park side.
Work on that project will begin later this year.
The citys match for the project will consist of landscaping department
labor and equipment to install the plants that will be purchased with the SFCURP
Jeremy Anthony, whose district encompasses most of the project area, applauded
the funding. This is the
beginning of the first substantial project to improve White Street, Anthony
said. The city will be working
to create other long-term projects that will benefit this neighborhood on