. Street Resurfacing ($1,000,000)
What percentage of the total budget should go toward street resurfacing?
Resurfacing is necessary to address streets that have deteriorated, are safety hazards and are generally in poor condition. Residents, businesses and visitors to the 29th Ward will benefit from improved safety when traveling in the ward.
Menu money is the only available funding for residential street resurfacing in Chicago’s Wards.
Thanks to a federal subsidy, the cost for the first five blocks of resurfaced streets is $43,500 per block. The average cost for each street resurfaced in addition to the initial five is $72,000 per block.
D. Community Gardens ($20,000)
Community gardens benefit communities by: providing fresh fruits and vegetables; provide an opportunity to engage in physical activity, skill building, and creating green space; beautify vacant lots.
Estimated Cost: $20,000
Location: Austin Green Team, Harambee Garden, Columbus Park
F. Mural/Mosaic in Columbus Park ($60,000)
Create a mural/mosaic on an exterior wall facing the public way. The design and initial installation will be by Community youth engaged with an artist in residency who has been commissioned by the city of Chicago.
Estimated Cost: $60,000
Location: Columbus Park