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$50 Million in Funding Available for Parks and Recreation Facilities in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will begin accepting applications through Jan. 21, 2020 as part of the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan. Approved earlier this summer, the plan provides $50 million to local governments for improvements to parks and recreation facilities during 2020. According to IDNR officials, $25 million in grants is available in the first round of funding with $2.5 million awarded to any one project.

‘Tiny-Home Village’ for Homeless Veterans Could Break Ground in 2020

Louisville, Kentucky may become home to a village of 25 tiny homes for homeless veterans during their 12-month support program. Jeremy Harrell, founder and president of Verteran’s Club Kentucky, began discussing plans for the village with an expected price tag of $3.5 million. Harrell anticipates breaking ground on the project in spring 2020. The village will include a spiritual wellness center, a community center, and offices in addition to the 25 tiny homes. 

Master Plan for Proposed Mixed-Use Project Includes a Soccer Stadium

Blackacre Development LLC, a subsidiary of Krause Group, has purchased 9 acres for $7.98 million in Polk County, Iowa. The group’s real estate development firm is proposing to build a 6,000 to 8,000-seat sports stadium. The master plan released also includes a mixed-use five-story building and a 500-space parking garage, valued at $95 million.

Report Outlines Global Metal Roofing Market, Key Companies Listed for 2019

A new report on the World Metal Roofing Market by Product Type, Market, Players, and Regions-Forecast to 2024 offers insights on vulnerabilities and market dynamics from 2019 to 2024. Key companies of 2019 are also outlined in the report as NCI Building Systems, Kingspan Group and BlueScope Steel Limited.

Parks and Recreation Grants Awarded to 18 Cities 

As part of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership, a program focused on improving parks and recreation facilities, 18 cities across 16 states will benefit from grants. The grants are from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and aims to make access to recreational opportunities more available in economically-disadvantaged urban areas.

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