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.
- 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.