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Thursday: Update Meeting for 9th & Hill Park

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, March 19, 2010, at 04:21PM
9th & Hill Park Renerk Rendering

Rendering of the proposed pocket park at 9th & Hill.

The community group behind the effort to get a park on the northeast corner of 9th and Hill will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 25, to update folks interested in the project on what the next steps are now that a state grant request has been submitted.

That grant could provide $5 million, 75% of the $6.6 million that the group believes it would take to purchase the land and develop the project. The rest of the money would come from Quimby funds and private donations.

The 7pm meeting, which will take place at the Wurlitzer Building, 816 S. Broadway, could have some high-profile names. An email sent out by the project this week says that Councilman Jose Huizar and State Assembly Speaker John Perez will attend.

The state's Prop 84 funding awards will be announced this summer.

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