1. Local officials praise $1.6 million Forest Park building project for Bright Nights storage, technical skills training

    Local officials praise $1.6 million Forest Park building project for Bright Nights storage, technical skills training

    Local official on Friday announced funding for a $1.6 million project at Forest Park that will construct a new building to provide storage space for the Bright Nights holiday lighting display and to house a technical skills training facility. The new building, set to replace a deteriorated wooded storage building at Forest Park, is being primarily funded by a $1.29 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Agency, officials announced Friday. In addition, the city will provide $116,253 in matching funds and the Spirit of Springfield will contribute $185,353, according to officials. U ...

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    1. As a longtime supporter of urban parks, I believe we must continue to invest in them so they can be enjoyed by future generations.
    2. Sarno said the $1.29 million federal grant
    3. Not only do we ensure to protect the $1.5 million investment in Bright Nights, but we are going to provide space for our residents to gain lifelong career skills.
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