East Palo Alto to receive $700,000 streetscape grant
- Published Saturday, June 29, 2002, in the San Mateo County Times
East Palo Alto to receive $700,000 grant for revitalization project
The city will receive a $700,000 grant for its "Gateway to Ravenswood"
revitalization project, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
announced this week.
The money will help to improve the streetscape of Bay Road between
University Avenue, where the city plans to build a new City Hall, and
Illinois and Clarke avenues, where community health and nonprofit
centers recently opened.
"The 'Gateway to Ravenswood' Project is our first step toward
revitalizing our Ravenswood Business District and connecting it to our
Town Center and waterfront," Mayor Duane Bay said in a news
release. "In a few short years, I look forward to strolling on
improved sidewalks from our new City Hall, along our new main street,
toward San Francisco Bay to new jobs, services and homes in the
Ravenswood Business District."
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Atherton, said the money will help provide an
economic foundation for the new buildings at both ends of Bay Road.
"I'm confident that the project will help to turn an industrial area
around after being held back by years of urban blight," Eshoo said.
The project will include bike lanes, trees, attractive lighting and
improved sidewalks, Bay said.
The project is one of 12 in the Bay Area chosen by the MTC for funding
from the Transportation for Livable Communities program, which is
funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.