Lorain paving projects for Central Park, Harrison Cultural Community Center – Morning Journal

The Harrison Cultural Community Center and Central Park will benefit from much-needed infrastructure improvements.

Lorain City Council approved funding for paving projects at both locations at its April 18 meeting.

Council unanimously approved orders releasing more than $170,000 in community development grants to fund the two projects.

Council approved a contract with Cross Roads Asphalt Recycling Inc., for $52,574, to repave the Park Road parking lot at Central Park, 401 W. 26th St., as well as replace the park’s concrete deck and sidewalk.

The repaving project is part of the city’s $1 million parks improvement plan that was announced earlier this year.

The Lorain City Council has approved a contract with Ohio Paving and Construction Co., for work at the Harrison Cultural Community Center, including repaving the parking lot and resurfacing the basketball court while building a fence in the center. (Morning Newspaper Staff)

The money used will come from Community Block Development Grants, and the improvements will focus on parks in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.

This figure also includes more than $300,000 the city is expected to receive in federal funding for 2022.

Councilman Mitchell Fallis said the Central Park repaving project is long overdue.

“This parking lot should have been fixed five years ago,” Fallis said. “He desperately needs maintenance.

“There are a lot of people using this park.”

Central Park and Harrison Cultural Community Center, 1922 Hamilton Ave., are both located in Ward 5, represented by Councilman Pamela Carter.

“I just want to say I’m so happy we finally got here,” Carter said of the city’s decision to spend money improving Central Park.

“The most important thing about this project is probably that it will create a space for young people and adults to participate in basketball. If we can organize these kinds of events and activities for our city , I think that’s a really good step forward.

— General Counsel Mitchell Fallis

Council approved a $121,651 contract with Ohio Paving and Construction Co., for work at the Harrison Cultural Community Center.

This work includes repaving the parking lot and resurfacing the basketball court while building a fence in the center.

Fallis called the repaving project in Harrison a “strong collaboration” between the city and Harrison, a non-profit organization established in 1992 that, according to its website, provides an “Afro-centric/multicultural environment that offers educational services , recreational and social for children and their families.”

“Probably the most important thing about this project is that it will create a space for young people and adults to participate in basketball,” Fallis said. “If we can organize these kinds of events and activities for our city, I think that’s a really good step forward.”

Carter thanked his fellow board members for approving Harrison’s improvements.

“Without you, this wouldn’t have happened,” she said.

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