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College Station gets $1.7 million in infrastructure upgrades

POSTED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:48pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- People living in College Station got a chance to voice their opinions tonight during a community development meeting.

This year College Station has $1.7 million to put toward infrastructure upgrades.

A street in the northern part of the city, as well as two other major sidewalks will see improvements by the end of the year.

The other half of the money will go to helping the affordable housing partners.

And David Gwin, director of economic and community development for the city says the public's input is critical.
 

"So many of these dollars are provided from HUD, to be used in older neighborhoods that may be a bit more economically challenged, so getting the input of the residents from those areas is critical as we plan for the future and addressing those needs."

Gwin says about $170,000 will go to helping five different local public service agencies and he hopes the city will have a finalized development plan by the end of July.
 

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