Sunday, February 18, 2007
Resolution RS2007-1770, which is up for a single vote on Tuesday, would approve a $1.3 million federal "pass-through" grant from TDOT to Metro Parks for extending the Cumberland River Greenway through the North End. The grant would pay for a 1.5 mile paved path from the Metro Center trailhead on the north (I-65) to the Downtown Greenway Plaza south of Jeff Street on the south. The project includes trailhead signage, landscaping, and greenway amenities. It requires a local match of a little over $325,000 through bond funds allocated for the construction of Greenways. This is one of those rare instances when I can say that I whole-heartedly and enthusiastically support a Ludye Wallace-co-sponsored bill. He's actually doing something beneficial for us this time.