Residents of Seaside's West Broadway Urban Village Receive U.S. EDA Support for Plan to Create Regional Commercial and Tourism Destination
June 21, 2010
Contact: John Atwood, (202) 482-4085
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $945,000 grant to the city of Seaside, California to develop an infrastructure master plan for the West Broadway Urban Village commercial district.
"Seaside's West Broadway Urban Village is being planned to revitalize the city's downtown business corridor," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez. "This EDA grant will help determine the project's infrastructure needs to maximize private sector investment and job growth."
"Geographically Seaside is the gateway to the Monterey Peninsula," said Jill Anderson, Assistant City Manager for the city of Seaside. "The development of the West Broadway Urban Village will position Seaside as a regional destination and bolster its economic contribution to the Monterey Bay region."
The final design will include construction plans and specifications for street improvements and utilities. The infrastructure master plan and final design will lay the foundation to revitalize Seaside's downtown commercial corridor.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration (www.eda.gov):
This year, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) marks 45 years of public service, with a mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster job creation, collaboration and innovation.