City approves commercial rehabilitation project
A public hearing was held during the regular Lincoln City Council meeting held May 11 to receive public comments regarding an application for funding under the Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation CDBG Grant program for the building located at 113 W. Lincoln Avenue. The application included improvements to the building’s exterior including tuck point/masonry work, roof repair, replacement of gutters, downspouts, exterior door, and aluminum storefront. Interior improvements cited in the application include electrical and plumbing updates including HVAC and the insulation and repair of damaged floors, walls, and ceiling. Additional activities include architectural design, construction administration, project administration and environmental review. The estimated project cost of $375,714 would be funded by the block grant request of $250,000 and a local match commitment of $125,714 to be paid by Kelly Larson, owner of Prairie State Properties, LLC. Written correspondence in opposition of the project was received from one city citizen.
Documents relating to this project required by the Kansas Department of Commerce were also introduced, including An Agreement for Administration from North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC), City of Lincoln Center Matching Funds Agreement with Owner, Statement of Assurances and Certifications, and a Disclosure Report. The council authorized Mayor Travis Schwerdtfager and City Clerk Heather N. Hillegeist to sign and execute the documents.
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