On March 18, 2014, the City Council authorized the sale of Old Fire Station No. 10, located at 2800 Lipscomb Street and 2801 College Avenue, to the Fort Worth Independent School District (Fort Worth ISD) for an educational center providing adult educational services to low- and moderate-income individuals. Additionally, City Council approved a change in use and expenditure of $400,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the Fort Worth ISD in the form of a forgivable loan to finish rehabilitation of the second floor of the building, and the purchase and installation of playground equipment (M&C C-26707 and City Secretary Contract No. 49014).
Bids received by FWISD for the rehabilitation costs and the purchase and installation of the playground equipment exceed $400,000.00. Therefore, additional funds are needed to purchase and install the playground equipment.
Staff has identified $93,000.00 from the CDBG funds set aside for the South Hemphill Heights Model Block and recommends the change in use and expenditure of the additional $93,000.00 of CDBG funds for the purchase and installation of the playground equipment.
The Action Plan funding years selected may vary and be substituted based on the principle of first in, first out in order to expend oldest grant funds first. A public comment period on the change in use of these CDBG funds and the substantial amendment was held from May 14, 2018 to June 12, 2018. Any comments are maintained by the Neighborhood Services Department.
The project is located in Council District 9, Mapsco 76V and 76Z.
This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: (Fort Worth Independent School District).