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Eighth Ward Alderman Ann Rainey will be holding a Community Meeting on Thursday, July 30 at The Community Meeting will be held at the Howard Street Police Outpost,

633 Howard Street

.

Items to be discussed:

1. Discussion of City of Evanston‘s effort to secure a $40,300,000 grant. What does it mean for the 8th ward?

The City of
Evanston has submitted to HUD a Neighborhood Stabilization Funds Part 2 Application requesting a grant of $40,300,000.

Of the 2 areas in Evanston qualified for the use of the money, one is the area bounded by

Oakton Street

,

Asbury Avenue, Chicago

Avenue and

Howard Street

.

If received, the money will be used to purchase undeveloped land for redevelopment and to purchase approximately 100 residential, foreclosed properties, including condo units in the two eligible census tracts (one neighborhood is in the 8th ward).  Once purchased and rehabbed, the units will be rented or sold.

2. Full Circle

Grant funds received in the amount of $18,000.

This is a project that involves the analysis of

Howard Street

businesses and owners of buildings with an eye toward improving safety on the street.

3. Public Art Projects – Custer Bridge and Clyde Brummel Park

City Planner Sue Guderley, Peter Levavi from Brishore Development Partners and Alderman Ann Rainey will be present.