LAKE WORTH CRA AWARDED $72,000 GRANT FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY

 

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Lake Worth, FL; February 11, 2016 – The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is excited to announce that our agency was recently awarded a $72,000 grant from the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority (SWA).

The funding is courtesy of SWA's Blighted and Distressed Property Grant Program. The Lake Worth CRA was one of seven applications approved by the SWA Board of Commissioners this past week. This grant is intended to assist in the cleanup and beautification of distressed, blighted or otherwise impacted properties within both the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Palm Beach County. This grant is offered as an incentive to improve the quality of the life and provide a safer, healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the residents.

The CRA applied for this grant to further improve and enhance the exterior of the Lake Worth Arts Center located at 1121 Lucerne Ave. in downtown Lake Worth. Funds from the SWA grant will be used to:

  • create a safe outdoors experience for our resident artists and visitors by adding decorative fencing
  • removal of an obsolete irrigation system
  • removal of old/dead plants along the perimeter of the building
  • replacement of former plantings with new drought resistant, low maintenance ground covering
  • decorative fencing/screening between the property and the railroad right-of-way to promote safety
  • new garbage bin enclosures

Last year, the CRA invested over $150,000 in new interior improvements to this City owned property courtesy of funding from the State of Florida.The CRA Board and Staff are extremely appreciative that the SWA reviewed and approved our grant application.

Bidding and procurement of services for these new exterior improvements will begin this spring. All work is expected to be Additional information regarding this grant or any of the other Lake Worth CRA's neighborhood initiatives can be found by visiting the CRA's website: www.lakeworthcra.org or by calling the office at (561) 493-2550.