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Richmond hoping to make the cut for Choice Neighborhood grant this time

July 5, 2016 7:56 am by

K. Burnell Evans at richmond.com has a great catch-up on the city’s application for a $30,000,000 Choice Neighborhood grant to help redevelop the Creighton Court area:

The application, submitted last week, marks a fifth attempt by the city to secure Choice Neighborhood dollars for the purpose of deconcentrating poverty in a section that is home to half of Richmond’s poor.

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“We are prepared to move forward regardless of whether or not we get the money,” Somanath said. “We are going to do this. We have to do this. As a priority, it should be considered just as important as the city’s schools.” […] Somanath estimated that with the $30 million award, the overhaul should take five years. Without it, “Maybe seven to eight years, depending on resources,” he said.


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