San Diego projects awarded $24.8 million in state funding

La Lolla Village

California Construction News staff writer

Projects across San Diego will share $24.8 million in state funding including $5.6 million to expand exhibit space at the Fleet Science Center and $1.28 million to upgrade core internal systems at the Natural History Museum.

“Despite the budget challenges the state encountered this year, I am pleased that we were able to secure significant funding for projects and programs in the San Diego region – these are investments that will enhance our communities now and for years to come,” said State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins.

Funded projects:

  • Expansion of exhibit space at Fleet Science Center Exhibit Space – $5.6 million
  • Improved lighting for sports fields at Memorial Community Park in Logan Heights – $3.5 million
  • Phase 2 construction of the San Diego River Park Foundation’s Grant Park River Center in Mission Valley – $2.5 million
  • Expanded housing capacity at the City-owned Casa Colina property in City Heights, in partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission – $2 million
  • Upgrades of internal systems at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park – $1.3 million
  • Streetscape improvements in La Lolla Village – $1 million
  • Homelessness Outreach Task Force, San Diego Housing Commission – $750,000
  • Repair of Roswell Street in Emerald Hills – $710,000
  • Partial funding for design work on replacement of Hodges Dam – $500,000
  • Feasibility study for a new City lifeguard garage facility in La Jolla – $250,000
  • Restoration of “The Black Family” statue at Mountain View Park – $195,000

“With more than $3.5 million in budget funding, we will be able to get several projects over the finish line to being completely funded, and other longer-term projects are one step closer,” said Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. “The projects I was able to get funded in the City of San Diego, such as ‘The Black Family’ statue, will have positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities and constituents of the 79th Assembly District.


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