If the State of Ohio’s $2.1 billion capital improvements budget for FY 2021-22 is passed, which began hearings this week after being introduced as an amendment during a Senate Bill 310 conference committee meeting, it will bring funding to several deserving projects around Richland County at places such as downtown Mansfield, the Ohio State Reformatory, the Black Fork Commons in Shelby, and several others.
Usually passed in the spring, this year’s budget bill was delayed until the fall. The largest ticket item in this year’s bill is $16 million for a new soccer stadium for FC Cincinnati.
The outlay for all projects in the county included in the bill totals $6,838,293.
The individually funded projects are as follows. Note that the projects at The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College were profiled in a previous 1812Blockhouse post.
- Crestline Pool and Park — $350,000
- Shelby Black Fork Commons Plaza — $350,000
- Plymouth Community Pool — $125,000
- Mansfield Newhope Inclusive Playground — $100,000
- Lucas Community Playground — $25,000
- Outdoor Band Stage at Lucas Community Center — $10,000
- Richland County MARCS Tower — $400,000
- Imagination District in downtown Mansfield — $1,000,000
- Ohio State Reformatory ADA Improvements — $225,000
- Ohio State Reformatory Pedestrian Bridge — $225,000
- The Ohio State University – Mansfield Boiler Replacement — $500,000
- The Ohio State University – Mansfield Recreation Center Life Safety — $375,000
- The Ohio State University – Mansfield HVAC and Emergency Generators — $275,000
- The Ohio State University – Mansfield Building Entries Renewal and Renovation — $250,000
- The Ohio State University – Mansfield Exterior Signs and Walk Renovation — $300,000
- North Central State College Fallerius Chillers and Boiler and Byron Kee Boilers Replacement — $500,000
- North Central State College IT and Emergency Power Generators — $663,293
- North Central State College Campus Wide Buildings-Front Doors and Windows — $565,000
- North Central State College First Responders Safety and Training Center — $600,000
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Funding, Grants, State of Ohio