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Posted on: October 11, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT FOR DOWNTOWN DRAINAGE PROJECT

Map-Downtown Drainage Mitigation Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT ON DOWNTOWN DRAINAGE REVITALIZATION PROJECT

October 11, 2020 - 5:00 PM through October 26, 2020 5:00 PM

PUBLIC COMMENT 

Public Comment Period – 10/11/20, 5.00 PM – 10/26/20, 5.00 PM

RE : Texas Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG - MIT) Program – Downtown Drainage Revitalization Project

The City of Port Arthur anticipates applying for funding in the amount of ninety seven million ($97,000,000) provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through HUD’s newly created Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program. This funding is designed to address mitigation needs to ensure that the state of Texas is more resilient to future natural disasters. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the lead agency and responsible entity for administering the CDBG-MIT funds allocated to the state.

The proposed project Port Arthur intends to apply in this competition is for drainage infrastructure revitalization/Improvements in the entire downtown area to a 25-year storm level of protection. This will be a multi-phase, multi-year project. The following activities are included in this project :

Project

CDBG-MIT Funding

City Funding

Project Administration

$5,000,000.00

$0.00

Engineering

$21,000,000.00

$0.00

Drainage Improvements in the Downtown Area

$71,000,000.00

$0.00

Total

$97,000,000.00

$0.00

 

Any resident wishing to know more about the proposed project should contact the City of Port Arthur administrative consultant – Craig Taffaro at (504) 401 – 3654 or at Email – ctaffaro@ardurra.com

Tags: Public Comment, Port Arthur Downtown Drainage Revitalization Project

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