Ironton submits federal funding requests
Key project is riverfront development
By Lori Kersey (Contact) | The Tribune
Published Sunday, February 28, 2010
IRONTON — The riverfront revitalization and flood pump station rehabilitation each made a list of five projects for which the City of Ironton is requesting federal funding for 2011.
Mayor Rich Blankenship told the Ironton City Council Thursday that he has discussed the requests with Congressman Charlie Wilson and the requests were submitted this week.
The list, which is not in order of priority, is as follows:
• The Ro-Na Theatre Cultural Arts Center will cost the city $5 million and the mayor has requested $4.5 million in federal funding. The project consists of restoring the historic theatre to develop a cultural arts center downtown.