In 2014, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn award a $1.1 million grant to the City of Naperville to build at new park at 430 S. Washington Street, but the funds were suspended by Governor Bruce Rauner last year.
And while the city has received a quarter of the money, the rest is still unavailable, a topic of discussion at the most recent Riverwalk Commission meeting.
“We have shovel ready construction documents and we would be ready to go out to bid whenever that grant money would be released. The grant was originally expired in September of this year and we got an extension until the end of June 2017,” explained Riverwalk Administrator for the City of Naperville, Jan Erickson.
Currently, it is unclear whether the rest of the funds will ever become available and without them all plans for the property are on hold.
The group also discussed the possibility of bringing interactive instruments to parks in Naperville.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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