Grant to be used for neighborhood upgrades
Riverside will receive a $3 million grant that it will use to buy 7.5 acres of blighted land in the Northside section of the city.
The grant for the Northside Heritage Meadows Project was part of a recent $24.7 million program sponsored by the California Natural Resources Agency, money earmarked for “urban greening”, according to the statement.
Riverside will use the money to plant more than 450 trees and shrubs, build trails, plant orchards and create a community garden.
The area targeted for renovation is Clark Street between Nash Street and Chase Road north of Highway 60 and west of Interstate 215.
Twenty of the 84 projects that were reviewed received funding, according to the statement.