Lansing puts together state, federal grants to build a solid foundation for safety, growth

Wentworth Ave at Bernice Road in Lansing/Image courtesy of Google Maps

A $640,000 grant from the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association will allow the Village of Lansing to resurface Wentworth Avenue from Ridge Road to Bernice Road, says Village Administrator Dan Podgorski. “Residents will see that resurfacing project completed next spring.”

An Illinois Housing Grant for $250,000 will provide funds for Lansing to acquire abandoned properties. “We want to acquire empty houses and refurbish them,” Podgorski says. “The mayor wants to sell those homes and improve neighborhoods by having these properties owner-occupied. That not only helps the residents who purchase the home, it also helps their neighbors by increasing the number of owner-occupied houses. Property values usually increase with ownership…” Please click here to read Bob Moulesong’s story in the Times.

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