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City of San Diego receives $2.75 million grant

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego announced Monday that it received a $2.75 million grant from the San Diego Association of Governments to fund seven projects.

The money will be used by the city and its development arm, Civic San Diego.

According to the city, the awards include:

-- $1 million to pay for the design and construction of the first block of a promenade along 14th Street that will link City College with Barrio Logan;

-- $400,000 to restore Alvarado Creek, and make it easier to walk or ride bikes between developments and the Grantville Trolley station;

-- $400,000 to expand open space and beach access in Pacific Beach, and make improvements to the boardwalk;

-- $350,000 for new directional signs to services, transportation and destinations at the San Ysidro Port of Entry;

-- $300,000 to finalize a streets plan for the Euclid and Market Community Center;

-- $200,000 to study the feasibility and come up with a conceptual design for an enhanced pedestrian walkway along Sixth Avenue between downtown and Balboa Park; and

-- $105,000 to update the land-use and zoning strategy in Kearny Mesa, in order to heighten the area's employment potential and identify suitable areas for transit-oriented development.

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