Author Topic: Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project  (Read 544 times)

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Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:18:00 PM »
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Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded $357,280 Grant for McCoys Creek Restoration from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/grant-awarded-for-mccoys-creek-restoration-project/
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Re: Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 01:41:47 PM »
Great news!

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Re: Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 03:40:44 PM »
Awesome.

One interesting thing I see...the main rendering doesn't really take into account the current Skyway infrastructure or the off and on proposed no-frills stop at Leila. How does that work?

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Re: Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 07:21:02 PM »
This grant is for the design, not for the actual restoration. So, with the money the city has budgeted how much actual restoration work will be done?

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Re: Grant Awarded For McCoys Creek Restoration Project
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 08:10:40 PM »
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The design will be implemented by COJ which has budgeted approximately $60 million over the next three years for planning and construction.

What isn't in the article is the preliminary cost estimate for this phase.  How much of the former TU building will need to be torn down to accomplish the "daylighting" of the creek?  I am sure Demo Lenny will find the money to knock down another building ... the other parts of the plan?