In 2017 the City of Atchison received a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to build phase I of the AMS West Sidewalks Project. That project included a comprehensive repair or replacement of all east-west sidewalk corridors in a centrally located, residential part of Atchison bounded irregularly from 6th to 12th streets between Santa Fe and Laramie streets.
“Our 2020 Strategic Plan focuses on Quality of Life, Housing/Neighborhoods, Economy, Downtown, and Infrastructure/Transportation,” Interim City Manager Justin Pregont said. “This project fits into those priorities really well and utilizing grant funds to cover about 60% of the construction costs is all the better.”
The City is now actively working on designing the project with construction expected to begin in the fall of 2022.