Governor Awards Hyattsville $425,000


Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, Gov. Bob Ehrlich, Mayor Bill Gardiner and City Councilmember Chris Currie celebrate the state award of almost a half-million dollars to the City of Hyattsville.  (Photo by Hyattsville Life & Times.)


HYATTSVILLE, January 13, 2005 -- Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Steele, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Victor L. Hoskins came to Hyattsville today to present the City with a check totaling $410,000.   The funds are the result of the City's successful Community Legacy Program application and will be used to demolish the existing building at 4307 Jefferson St. to facilitate the development of Renaissance Square and to design and engineer the conversion of Hamilton Street into a landscaped boulevard from Queens Chapel Rd. to Magruder Park.

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation was also presented with a Community Legacy award check totaling $15,000 to fund a market study to demonstrate the feasibility of establishing a Restaurant Row on Rte. 1.

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